Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 41.01
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2017
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East Carolina University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 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 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:
Master of Science in Sustainable Tourism

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The MS in sustainable tourism degree is designed for individuals interested in the tourism profession with a focus on sustainability as it applies to economic success, social and cultural vitality, environmental conservation, and long term health. The MS in sustainable tourism prepares students for managerial or regulatory positions in the profession and for relevant PhD programs.

The degree program requires a minimum of 34 (thesis) to 37 (non-thesis) semester hours. These include courses in the common core made up of required courses, research methods, and directed electives. Directed electives are chosen, in consultation with the student's advisor, from a range of disciplines which provide exposure to the examination of economic, social and environmental issues from a variety of perspectives. The listing of directed electives can be obtained from the director of the program. Students selecting the non-thesis option complete electives including at least three credits of independent study or directed research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Other electives should be carefully chosen to enhance professional success within an area of the industry.


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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:
Graduate Certificate in Development & Environmental Planning

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

The Development and Environmental Planning Certificate provides students with abilities to recognize natural and regulatory limitations on land development, analyze the impacts of land development on the natural environment, and apply land development techniques that minimize environmental degradation and promote environmental sustainability.

Effective Fall 2015, the certificate is available to all students admitted to the graduate school. The certificate can also be completed as an option under the MBA degree program. The certificate is not currently available for on-line (distance education) study. A certificate of completion is issued by the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment.


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