Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 41.01
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2017
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East Carolina University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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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)?:
No

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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:
Coastal and Marine Studies

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

ECU’s Coastal and Marine Studies Interdisciplinary Minor prepares students with a broad understanding of coastal and marine resources, science, and management in order to understand policy dilemmas and critically assess solutions. Students are prepared to apply their COAS knowledge to augment competency and skills gained in a major field of study. The minor is open to both science and non-science majors, offers a core knowledge of oceanography and coastal-marine resources, and provides avenues for specialization and field or laboratory experience.

Students may be interested in the COAS Minor if they are curious about:

• How do coastal resources reflect ecosystem health, economics, and our cultural heritage?

• How are coastal and marine systems affected by land use and climate change?

• What environmental management solutions can alleviate marine pollution, plastics, ocean dumping, and oil spills?

• How important are marine fisheries to the global food supply, and what science and management techniques are necessary to sustain them?

• What are the processes and impacts of climate and environmental change on the ocean and coast?

• How is North Carolina and the rest of the world dealing with chronic coastal erosion, storm surges, and sea-level rise?


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