Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.55
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Clarkson University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
ISE
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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:
Environmental Science and Policy

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

"As an environmental science and policy (ES&P) major, you experience a unique blend of science and policy that provides a strong foundation for pursuing a multitude of careers related to environmental issues.
Environmental problems must be solved using a combination of science and policy. Laws, history, policy and ethics are equally as important as understanding the chemistry and biology involved in these problems. A sustainable future is still taking shape, but with emerging technologies and the improvement of cleaner fuel sources, people have forged sustainable practices. As a student, you gain insight into most aspects of the human world, from science to technology, and the environment with hands-on learning that includes assisting the faculty with research projects and your independent projects. "


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

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

Clarkson University has one of the few undergraduate environmental health science (EHS) programs in the country that focuses on environmental and occupational exposure. What environmental health hazards are we exposed to in our workspaces and communities? How do we eliminate these hazards or minimize the risk of adverse health effects?


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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 of the natural world and ensure its sustainability. From the water we drink and the air we breathe, to the soil that produces our life-sustaining vegetation, environmental engineers play a major, and increasingly proactive, role in today's society. As an environmental engineer, you investigate the prevention and control of pollution of all kinds in efforts to deal with global environmental change. As an environmental engineering student at Clarkson, you learn how to develop and implement technologies to solve problems such as meeting clean water supply needs and protecting public health. Other areas of interest and study you will focus on include addressing the issues of acid rain, global warming, and reducing pollution, all while maintaining or improving the quality of life we enjoy.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering:

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

Minor - 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:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Minor - 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 to sustainable solutions that address the conflict that often occurs in the developing world between economic development and environmental justice. The curriculum provides you with the tools to understand issues concerning social justice and sustainability and teaches you how to use them when designing and implementing solutions for the developing world.


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

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

Clarkson University offers a minor in environmental engineering for students in other majors who would like exposure to this fast-growing field. 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.


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

https://www.clarkson.edu/academics/ise
Minor in Environmental Science
Minor in Environmental Policy
Minor in Environmental Health Sciences


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