Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.18
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date May 9, 2016
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California State University, Sacramento
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

The Environmental Studies program provides an interdisciplinary understanding of such increasingly serious issues as environmental pollution, wildlife and habitat preservation and conservation, sustainable land use, threats to biodiversity, resource depletion, energy conservation, and global climate change as they are influenced by the interactions of humans and the natural environment.
The program offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees (majors) as well as a minor in environmental studies. The major is designed to provide students with an understanding of environmental issues in their political, social, economic, ethical, and scientific contexts. The strength of the curriculum is in its breadth and integrative nature, which ensures that students understand and address environmental problems from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Environmental Studies students find employment in research, analysis, and enforcement activities in local, state, and federal governments as well as in the private for-profit and non-profit sectors. Some of our graduates have created their own careers in areas such as organic farming, managing cooperatives, and social action. Environmental Studies students also go on to professional and graduate schools in law, ecology, engineering, journalism, economics, public health, political science, public administration, special education, and environmental policy.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Biology with a concentration in ecology, evolution, and conservation

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

The concentration in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation is designed for students interested in wildlife management conservation biology, or pursuing graduate study in ecological and evolutionary approaches in the Biological Sciences. By choosing the Conservation Biology advising track, students get necessary training for a career working with local, state, or federal agencies as a biologist or environmental scientist. The Ecology and Evolution advising track is designed to prepare students for graduate study in the Biological Sciences.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Environmental Studies Minor

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

Environmental Studies students find employment in research, analysis, and enforcement activities in local, state, and federal governments as well as in the private for-profit and non-profit sectors. Some of our graduates have created their own careers in areas such as organic farming, managing cooperatives, and social action. Environmental Studies students also go on to professional and graduate schools in law, ecology, engineering, journalism, economics, public health, political science, public administration, special education, and environmental policy.


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