Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.69
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Emory University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kelly Weisinger
Assistant Director
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Sciences (B.S. & B.A.)

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:
The Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines coursework in both natural and social sciences and the humanities. Because environmental issues transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, the structure and content of the Environmental Sciences (ENVS) curriculum emphasizes systems thinking and integrative learning. Classroom activities and field and individual study courses allow students to engage in real world issues. The curriculum is designed to sharpen critical thinking and problem solving skills by challenging students to translate theory and classroom learning into practice. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in internships and/or research, and to study abroad when possible. The department offers a BA, BS, three minor options, a concentration in Environment and Sustainability Management with the Goizueta Business School, and two 4+1 programs: one BS/MPH with Rollins and a BS/MS program housed within the department.

Website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
http://www.envs.emory.edu/home/


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
4+1 BS/MS in Environmental Sciences

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

The ENVS BS/MS offers students an in-depth understanding of the complexities of scientific evidence in both the natural and social sciences within a curriculum that integrates people and the environment. The B.S. is rooted in the basic disciplines of ecology and conservation, earth science, and social science and policy. The M.S. curriculum is anchored in an intensive research experience and the building of practical quantitative skills. Department research encompasses earth and atmospheric sciences, biological conservation, climate change, disease ecology, environmental policy, resource management and urban ecology. Student research opportunities include a focus in air pollution, climate change, conservation, development, ecology, health and resource management.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
4+1 BS/MPH in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Health

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

The 4+1 BS/MPH in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Health program draws upon diverse, yet integrated, academic, research, and service resources in order to provide a unique and interdisciplinary approach to environmental science and health. Students also receive training in the mechanisms of toxicity, exposure science, epidemiology and biostatistics, disease ecology and global change, and environmental health policy. With similar objectives and program goals as the Environmental Health MPH program, students will earn a BS and MPH over the course of five years that will prepare them to tackle the most challenging environmental threats of the future. This accelerated track to earning an MPH adopts a uniquely interdisciplinary approach and allows students to tailor their degree to their specific interest area, such as climate change, air pollution or policy.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Sustainability Sciences Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The minor in Sustainability curriculum is designed for students to understand and explore the challenges of sustainability, bridging theory and practice in understanding what determines sustainability in a strongly coupled world of humans and their environment. The courses link the theoretical and practical by understanding how human institutions, organizations, cultures, and technologies link and interact with their biophysical environments.

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:
The curriculum is designed for students to understand and explore the challenges of sustainability, bridging theory and practice in understanding what determines sustainability in a strongly coupled world of humans and their environment. The courses will link the theoretical and practical by understanding how human institutions, organizations, cultures, and technologies link and interact with their biophysical environments. Students will integrate across disciplines by taking courses that include core sciences in sustainability: earth science, ecology, economics and political science. Students will also integrate across scales that range from the global to the local.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Community Building and Social Change Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):

The minor in Community Building and Social Change is designed to offer students from a variety of majors an introduction to the challenges and opportunities for revitalizing and strengthening communities in contemporary urban America. Students must complete a three course sequence in community building and social change that includes Community Building and Social Change I, Planning and Evaluating Community-Based Initiatives, and Practicum in Community Building.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Sustainability Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):

The minor in Sustainability curriculum is designed for students to understand and explore the challenges of sustainability, bridging theory and practice in understanding what determines sustainability in a strongly coupled world of humans and their environment. The courses link the theoretical and practical by understanding how human institutions, organizations, cultures, and technologies link and interact with their biophysical environments.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors and concentrations:

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Minor
Through integrative, interdisciplinary and applied scholarship, students are introduced to theories and methods of earth and atmospheric sciences. This minor fulfills a need for students majoring in the natural sciences, such as Chemistry or Physics, with an interest in earth systems dynamics; and in the social sciences, for students who are focused on natural resource or energy policy. The minor will integrate classroom and field-based instruction with opportunities to conduct research with faculty.
http://www.envs.emory.edu/home/undergraduate/minors/aesmin.html

Environmental Management Concentration
The Concentration in Environment and Sustainability Management is a collaboration between the Department of Environmental Sciences in Emory College and the Goizueta Business School Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program. Participation is limited to BBA students and students who are Environmental Studies majors. This concentration provides knowledge, competencies and experiences for ENVS BA or BS and BBA students interested in pursuing careers in environmental management. BBA students will build a foundation in the fundamentals of environmental science and environmental policy. BBA students will develop a framework for understanding environmental systems and a foundation in understanding the impacts and intersections of business decisions and environmental systems. Environmental Sciences (ENVS) students who complete the concentration will acquire grounding in business principles and practices in the fields of management, marketing, finance and strategy. ENVS students will acquire methodologies and approaches that are transferrable to business, non-profit and government work environments.
http://www.envs.emory.edu/home/undergraduate/management-concentration.html


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