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Cornell University
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.06 / 10.00 Lauren Chambliss
Communications Director
Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
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The number of graduates covered by the sustainability learning outcomes:
1,740

Total number of graduates :
5,683

A list of degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

1) All majors, minors, and graduate students associated with the following colleges have sustainability learning outcomes:
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences http://cals.cornell.edu/about/

- Vet School http://www.vet.cornell.edu/education/dvmprogram/educationalgoals.cfm

2) The following majors and minors have at least one sustainability-related required course:

Undergraduate Majors:
- Architecture [ARCH 1611]
- City & Regional Planning (Urban & Regional Studies only) [CRP 3072 or CRP 5540]
- Civil Engineering [CEE 3510]
- Design & Environmental Analysis [DEA 3030]
- Environmental Engineering [CEE 4750]
- Human Bio, Health, & Society [NS 1150]
- Nutritional Sciences [NS 1150]
- Science & Technology Studies [STS 2011]
- Science of Earth Systems [EAS 2200]

Undergraduate Minors:
- Applied Economics [AEM 4510]
- Climate Change [EAS]
- Environmental and Resource Economics [AEM 4510]
- Environmental Engineering [ENGRI 1130 or BEE 4750 or CEE 6230]
- Global Health [NS 1150]
- Globalization, Ethnicity and Development [DSOC 2060]
- Natural Resources [NTRES 2201]
- Science and Technology Studies: [STS 2011]
- Sustainable Energy Systems [BEE 4870]
- Urban and Regional Studies [CRP 1101]

3) Graduate programs identified as having sustainability-related learning outcomes:
- Applied Economics and Management
- Biological and Environmental Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Conservation and Sustainable Development
- Cross-Scale Biogeochemistry and Climate
- Development Sociology
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- Entomology
- Environmental Quality
- Environmental Toxicology
- Food Systems and Poverty Reduction
- Geological Sciences
- Horticulture
- International Agriculture and Rural Dev.
- International Development
- Landscape Architecture
- Master of Engineering (Earth-Energy Systems)
- Materials for a Sustainable Future
- Natural Resources
- Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology
- Plant Protection
- Regional Science
- Soil and Crop Sciences
- Sustainable Energy Recovery from the Earth
- Sustainable Global Enterprise
- Zoology Graduate School


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 :
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A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with the degree programs:

Two colleges at Cornell have sustainability-related learning outcomes:

- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences -- http://cals.cornell.edu/about/

Learning Outcomes include:
* Advance knowledge of the unity and diversity of life;
* Promote wise stewardship of the environment and natural resources, and create economical, sustainable energy strategies;
* Develop agricultural systems to establish and maintain safe, nutritious food supplies for current and future generations, and;
* Foster economic vitality and individual and community health and well-being.

- College of Veterinary Medicine
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/education/dvmprogram/educationalgoals.cfm

Educational Goals include:
* An understanding of the interactions among animals, people, and the environment.
* A commitment to professionalism, including a commitment to animal welfare and to following the best practices in relation to ethical, cultural, global, business management, and legal issues.


Some majors, minors, and graduate programs within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine are listed within the lists of programs, but the numbers of students are only counted once.

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