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Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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Clarkson University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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Assoc. Dir. 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 Science and Policy

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

Environmental science and policy brings together the natural and social sciences and applies the principles to environmental problems. It encourages communication between the government, industry, organizations and citizens in an attempt to improve the quality of the environment. As an Environmental Science and Policy student at Clarkson, you'll ask questions like, "How do we make trade-offs between the demands of society and the needs of nature?" Then you'll work towards finding those solutions.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Health Sciences

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

Environmental health science studies the relationship between humans and the environment - mainly the environmental factors that adversely affect human health. Our program focuses on recognizing, evaluating, and controlling these chemical, biological and physical factors. Environment must be thought of in the broadest sense, as to include the natural, built, and social environments.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Environmental Engineering

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

Environmental engineers provide the knowledge, leadership and guidance needed to improve the quality and ensure the sustainability of our natural world by working to:
Responsibly develop water resources; Minimize the effects of pollution; Eliminate hazardous and solid wastes; and Restore, preserve and sustain the environment
Environmental engineers provide the knowledge, leadership and guidance needed to improve the quality and ensure the sustainability of our natural world by working to:

Our approach also emphasizes teamwork, management, communication, leadership and creative problem solving and hands-on learning. Our excellent placement rate, extensive connections with employers and a first-rate faculty who are teachers and researchers and who include undergraduates in their research.

Our curriculum is designed to provide graduates with engineering knowledge that meets the challenges of a successful professional career. Science and engineering science courses form the majority of the curriculum for the first two years. These courses provide the foundation for the professionally oriented courses that follow in the junior and senior years.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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):
Minor in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering:

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

Clarkson University offers a Minor in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering to all students who meet the prerequisite requirements. Our reliance on energy-rich sources of fossil fuels has enabled growth of modern society, increasing our mobility, industrial growth, domestic comfort, abundant food supply, and economic prosperity. Engineers are among the many types of professionals that need to understand the limits of our present energy systems and lead us to a future in which we can continue to provide reasonable energy resources for human quality of life. This minor emphasizes that all engineering disciplines are necessary to develop and assess technologies to both increase the efficiency of our energy use and advance renewable and alternative energy sources.


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):
Minor in Sustainable Solutions for the Developing World

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

A minor in Sustainable Solutions for the Developing World is available to students in any degree program. The minor seeks to employ humanitarian principles toward sustainable solutions that address the conflict that often occurs between economic development and environmental justice predominant in the developing world. A goal of the curriculum is to provide students with the tools to understand issues concerning social justice and sustainability to be used when designing and implementing solutions for the developing world.


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

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

Clarkson's Environmental Science & Policy BS degree program is a multidisciplinary program that combines a rigorous education in the sciences with a broad policy perspective. Because of its multidisciplinary nature, an ES&P minor would not effectively prepare students in either science or policy. For this reason, the ES&P program offers two minors: environmental science or environmental policy. Both minors require 24 credits of course work.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name, brief description and URL of all other undergraduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

Additional programs:
Minor - Environmental Health Science - http://www.clarkson.edu/ehs/minor.html
Concentration in Environmental Engineering - http://www.clarkson.edu/cee/undergraduate/environmental%20engineering_concentration.html


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