Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.54
Liaison Becky Haney
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Calvin University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Becky Haney
Associate Professor
Economics
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Environmental Studies Major educates students for a broad range of environmental careers, from environmental law to land use planning. Majors choose one of three disciplinary tracks: Geography, Political Science, or Economics. Students are strongly urged to do an internship as part of the major. Course substitutions may be approved by the environmental-studies program advisor.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Science Major - Biology Emphasis

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

Develop a deeper understanding of how creation works and the diverse impact the growing human population is having on the world that sustains it—then learn how to do something about it. In this interdisciplinary 61-63 credit hour bachelor of science program, you'll take courses in biology, chemistry, geology and mathematics to gain an understanding of how you can responsibly carry out your role as a steward of God's creation. You will also take courses that study environmental impacts, policy and ethics. These classes are specifically designed to develop a Christian philosophy of environmental management. In this program, you can choose an emphasis in either biology, chemistry or geology, depending on your career goals.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Environmental science major with a chemistry emphasis

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

If you want to pursue a career requiring scientific training in environmental problems and their solutions, an environmental studies major will prepare you for jobs in a variety of fields. You can also continue your education through graduate programs such as ecology, environmental science, natural resource management or environmental biology.


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

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Sustainability Designation for the Engineering Major

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

Students may receive a sustainability designation to their concentration (e.g., "BSE Sustainable Computer/ Electrical Concentration") by completing all of the following three items:

Complete Engineering 184: Sustainability Challenges (more information below). (*2nd Year)
Complete Engineering 384: Sustainability Analysis (for more information talk to your advisor) (*4th Year)
Design a sustainabilty project for senior design project (Engr 339/340).


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