Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.66
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2020
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California State University, Monterey Bay
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Lacey Raak
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning and Development
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Sustainable Hospitality Managment, BS

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Sustainable Hospitality Management major provides students with a broad foundation in hospitality, sustainablity, leadership and management, operations, marketing, and information technology. The major provides students with local, regional, and global perspectives on current and pressing sustainability issues and problems within the hospitality industry.

The central core of the program focuses on the concept of "sustainability plus," going beyond sustainability to address issues in terms of the five-dimensioned lens of People, Ethics, Equity, Planet, and Profit. Students can focus in sustainable hotel, resort, and event management or sustainable ecotourism management. Students gain hands-on knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in hospitality, including hotels, restaurants, resorts, festivals and events, ecotourism, attractions, and eco-recreation with a focus on "green" jobs in business and industry.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Studies, BA

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

The Environmental Studies major provides students with a broad foundation in the environmental sciences, social sciences, environmental economics and policy, environmental history and communication. It also provides students with local, regional and global perspectives on current environmental issues and problems.

Graduates are able to think broadly on local, regional and global levels, understand and synthesize information from multiple disciplines and perspectives, communicate effectively and ethically, and to use their knowledge and skills to promote sustainable, equitable and healthy human and non-human communities.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Environmental Science, Technology & Policy, BS

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

The Environmental Science, Technology & Policy major is an applied environmental sciences major emphasizing:

Strong preparation for careers and graduate study in a wide range of fields including environmental resource assessment and management, environmental consulting, science education and marine science
A rigorous, interdisciplinary science foundation integrating biology, chemistry, physics and the earth sciences
Hands-on experience with advanced technologies for collecting, analyzing, visualizing and communicating scientific data
Active, field-oriented learning through frequent outdoor fieldtrips, field and laboratory experiments, community-based service projects and internships
Real-world application of science and technology for the benefit of society
An understanding of the social, economic and political processes that influence when and how scientific information can improve environmental decision making
Strong collaboration and communication skills, including written, oral, and multimedia communication formats


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Environmental Studies Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The Environmental Studies minor encourages non-majors to pursue their interests in the environment, environmental education and sustainability. It formally recognizes that this program has an obligation to provide high quality educational opportunities to all CSUMB students who want a deeper understanding of sustainability in order to make informed contributions to their community on environmental issues.

The Environmental Studies minor provides you with an opportunity to explore your particular interests in the social dimensions of environmental issues and environmental problem solving.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Science for Sustainable Communities Concentration

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

The Environmental Science for Sustainable Communities concentration prepares students for a wide diversity of growing “green jobs” working on sustainability issues of interest to governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, industry, and business. This concentration provides students with an environmental perspective through lower division courses that emphasize environmental science and the ways in which human culture and economic development impact and are impacted by the environment on local to global scales. In the upper division, students apply basic environmental knowledge and skills gained in the lower division in specific career-focused contexts including resource management, environmental policy, social studies, communication, and non-profit management.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Environmental Health Policy Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

The Environmental Health Policy minor allows you to develop the knowledge and professional skills necessary to pursue a successful career or graduate degree program in health-related or environmental fields. A collaborative effort, EHP facilitates interdisciplinary studies, drawing from the Environmental Studies (ENSTU) and Collaborative Health and Human Services (CHHS) programs.

The Environmental Health Policy minor augments ESTP, ENSTU, and CHHS majors' studies by fostering a more comprehensive understanding of health program development, policy change and advocacy. It especially benefits students who aspire to work with local or state environmental health agencies, or with community-based environmental health advocacy groups, to improve environmental conditions and community health.


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