Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.77
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 16, 2022

STARS v2.2

Central Washington University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kathleen Klaniecki
Sustainability Coordinator
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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 Program

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Environmental Studies (ENST) Program develops and delivers instruction and scholarship in environmental studies / science using an interdisciplinary approach to increase environmental literacy and to provide students with the professional and technical skills for successful environmental careers.

CWU's Environmental Studies program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies, with five major specializations:
- B.S. Environmental Science, Biology Specialization
- B.S. Environmental Science, Chemistry Specialization
- B.S. Environmental Science, Geography Specialization
- B.S. Environmental Science, Geology Specialization
- B.S. Environmental Science, Policy Specialization


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Integrated Energy Management

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

Integrated Energy Management at CWU is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program developed in collaboration with energy industry employers in order to understand the transition of energy landscapes, from traditional to renewable, through an interdisciplinary lens. Through this innovative, new, interdisciplinary program that focuses on hands-on learning and community-based research experiences, our students graduate with the valuable skills and experience they need to shape the future of energy via exciting new career opportunities. Students learn about energy systems and resources, while gaining comprehensive understanding for the social, political, economic, and environmental processes that shape energy systems in Central’s Energy Management program.

CWU's Integrated Energy Management program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Energy management, with three major specializations:
- Integrated Energy Policy Specialization
- Integrated Energy Business Specialization
- Integrated Power Systems Specialization


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Sustainability Certificate

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

CWU’s Sustainability Certificate offers students from any academic path an opportunity to develop experiential, service-learning projects that focus on improving sustainability needs of the university or a community partner. Students learn fundamental concepts related to sustainability in environmental, economic, and social issues while earning practical technical skills about developing and managing a project to improve organizational effectiveness.

The Sustainability Certificate prepares students for entry into public or private sector jobs related to organizational or environmental sustainability.

Program requirements:
- Successful completion of three core SUST courses: SUST 301, SUST 309 and SUST 487
- Four electives in the topics of environment, economy, and society


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 or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Sustainable Practices in IT Minor or Certificate

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

Students will gain knowledge about applied sustainability in the IT industry that when combined with their ITAM specialization will prepare them for careers as information technology professionals with an emphasis on the ability to gather, organize, and analyze information data to make strategic and equitable decisions. The skills required to advance sustainability are not specific to any industry and are sought after by many organizations and open to all majors.

Required Courses:
ADMG 285: Sustainable Decision-Making
ADMG 302: Financial Analysis for Administrative and IT Support
ADMG 445: Applied IT Sustainability
IT 165: Seeing Through the Data
RMT 345: Sustainable Retailing


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Sustainable Tourism Minor

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

The sustainable tourism minor prepares students for careers related to the impacts and opportunities associated with the economic, cultural, and environmental dimensions of tourism. This minor is multi-disciplinary with tourism (HTE) and environmental science (ENST) courses.


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

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

The Environmental Studies Minor is designed to serve undergraduate education and environmental literacy, with an emphasis on research and community service.


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