Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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Columbia University
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.30 / 10.00 Alison Miller
Deputy Executive Director
Earth Institute
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The number of graduates covered by the sustainability learning outcomes:
5,366

Total number of graduates :
10,127

A list of degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

M.S. Sustainability Management
M.P.A. Environmental Science and Policy
M.A. Climate and Society
M.P.A. Development Practice
M.P.H. Environmental Health Sciences
M.A. Conservation Biology
M.S Earth Resources Engineering
M.S. Landscape Design
M.S. Urban Planning
M.I.A./M.P.A in Energy and Environment
E.M.P.A., Concentration in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management
M.B.A Concentration in Social Enterprise
J.D. with Environmental Law focus
Certificate in Environmental Policy
Certificate in Sustainability Analytics
Certificate in Sustainable Water Management
Evening Certificate in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability
Earth and Environmental Engineering Eng Sc D.
Environmental Health Sciences Dr.P.H.
Ph.D. in Sustainable Development
Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science (AS)
Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences
Ph.D. Programs in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B)
Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ph.D. in Evolutionary Primatology
Bachelor, Environmental Science
Bachelor, Environmental Biology
Bachelor. Environmental Policy
Bachelor, Earth and Environmental Engineering
Bachelor,Earth and Environmental Sciences
Bachelor, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Bachelor, Sustainable Development


The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of degree programs that have specified sustainability learning outcomes is available:
A copy of the sustainability course inventory :
A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with the degree programs:

Graduates are creating a new profession of earth systems problem-solvers: individuals who are prepared for leadership positions in local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as in nonprofit organizations and the environmental divisions of private corporations. They are also well suited for designing cost-effective programs and implementing policies. Most importantly, a deep understanding of earth systems informs their work, allowing them to craft the kinds of solutions necessary for our increasingly complex environmental problems.
Graduates will be able to pursue careers in the fields of sustainability management, sustainable development, environmental stewardship, and management consulting, among others.


All undergraduate students in Columbia College are required to take the course Frontiers of Science which includes environmental topics. More info: http://www.college.columbia.edu/core/classes/fos.php

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