Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.95
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2020

STARS v2.2

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?:
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 sustainable tourism and hospitality program draws upon emerging sustainability sciences ranging from the physical to the social to address complex sustainable tourism issues. Science and education are critical partners in the sustainable, long-term management of tourism, and this program provides the foundation for this new approach to sustainable management.

The program is anchored on study in four core sustainability and tourism areas: introductory, science, business, and planning and policy. Further study is chosen to fit the career aspirations of the student and reflect the "triple bottom line" of sustainable tourism: economic, environmental, and sociocultural viability. Students can also opt for independent study and/or internship experience. In addition, we have several study abroad opportunities during the summer. Given the unique and interdisciplinary nature of the degree, we have accepted students from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds.

Students will have the opportunity work with faculty who are experts in their field. There are many opportunities to work with clients or community partners on sustainability projects. Most students can qualify for a graduate assistantship and there are other funding opportunities as well.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
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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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