Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.42
Liaison Darcy Everett
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

College of Charleston
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 P Brian Fisher
CSO/Executive Director
Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program at the College is designed to provide students with an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems through graduate level studies of both policy and science.

This interdisciplinary focus enables faculty and students to address a wide variety of the resource, development and planning pressures that currently face our local and global communities. Through core and elective course curriculum, faculty expertise and specialization development (the clustering of courses in areas such as coastal and wetlands management, environmental planning and environmental hazards), the program provides training that addresses each of these challenges.

Six departments (Biology, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science and Economics) contribute core and elective coursework and faculty time to the program.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Public Administration Program

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

Students in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program may participate in a concurrent degree program with the Master of Public Administration program, receiving two master's degrees in three years, rather than four. This concurrent degree program prepares students for the challenges of a career in the environmental field. Courses examine the development and implementation of public policy responses to environmental issues, and students gain a greater understanding of how information should be used to assess societal risk and create policy. Through courses offered in the Master of Public Administration program, students learn how to effectively manage organizational resources and navigate political settings.


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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:
Urban and Regional Planning

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

Designed for professionals who are working in urban and regional planning, or a related field, this program provides an overview of the theories and practices used to identify, analyze and solve urban and regional planning problems. In the South Carolina Lowcountry, such problems often pertain to economic development, mobility, accessibility, housing, community, civic engagement and the preservation of quality of life.


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