Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Vic Shelburne
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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Clemson University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Dr. Caye Draphco
Fellow, Clemson Sustainability Commission
Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Planning, Design & the Built Environment

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The PhD Program focuses on preparing the next generation of academics and professions for diverse and complex challenges of an interdisciplinary nature. The program’s core disciplines are the fields or architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, construction science and real estate development. Areas of concentration in the doctoral program draw upon faculty expertise within the college and across the Clemson campus. These include:
o Built Environment & Health
o Restoration, Sustainability & Land Ecology
o Regional/Community Design & Development
o Technology, Materials & Construction Processes


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Plant and Environmental Science

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

The College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences houses departments that participate in the graduate degree programs in Plant and Environmental Sciences (PES). The PES faculty recognize their responsibility to the mission of a Land Grant Institution and provides exemplary academic and research mentoring and public service. The Master’s (MS) and Doctoral (PHD) degree programs offer rigorous education and a solid foundation in basic and applied plant and environmental sciences, and educate individuals who will continue research or serve as professionals enhancing agriculture, horticulture, and environmental and economic sustainability of biological resources.

The MS and PHD degree programs are offered by faculty representing a broad range of disciplines including agronomy, botany, crop science, ecology, molecular genetics, horticulture, integrated pest management, plant pathology, plant breeding, plant physiology, weed science, turfgrass and soil sciences. Applicants should have a strong undergraduate background in the biological, agricultural and/or related sciences. Undergraduate curricula that may provide this background are agronomy, botany, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, plant science, soil science, plant pathology, entomology, horticulture, forestry or environmental sciences. We welcome motivated students with non-traditional backgrounds, who may be required to take undergraduate prerequisite courses relevant to their research area.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Certificate in Historic Preservation

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

Clemson University’s School of Architecture welcomes applications for the Master of Science in Historic Preservation degree offered jointly with the College of Charleston. The program also offers a Certificate in Historic Preservation to students enrolled in other Clemson University graduate programs.

The mission of the collaborative Clemson University/College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is to educate future leaders in the documentation, evaluation, interpretation, and conservation of historic structures, sites, objects, and landscapes with the goal of developing appropriate preservation strategies for a sustainable future. Utilizing Charleston and the Lowcountry as a laboratory, students in this professional degree program acquire the diverse skills necessary for rewarding professional careers.
Areas of emphasis include:

• Architectural History and Cultural Significance
• Documentation and Interpretation of Landscapes, Buildings, Interiors, and Objects
• Historic Building Materials, Techniques, and Treatments
• Contextual Design and Planning
• Conservation Science and Material Analysis
• Preservation Policy and Cultural Resource Management
• Sustainability and the Economics of Rehabilitation

The Graduate Program works in close collaboration with a number of national and Charleston based initiatives including the American College of the Building Arts, Colonial Williamsburg, Drayton Hall, Historic American Building Survey of the National Parks Service, Historic Charleston Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action, the Preservation Society of Charleston, and Warren Lasch Conservation Center as well as local architects and preservation professionals.


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