Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.50
Liaison Katy Everett
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2018
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Eureka College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Katy Everett
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Science and Mathematics
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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)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Studies (BA)

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Environmental Studies major brings together dedicated faculty from multiple disciplines to provide an interdisciplinary degree with a strong foundation in the natural sciences. The major is designed for students with an interest in the general environmental issues facing humans, with concern for their social and policy aspects. Students in the Environmental Studies program will explore multiple disciplines including social science, policy studies, business, environmental design, and the humanities.

The structure of the major encourages students to minor across divisions (social science, business, fine/performing arts, and the humanities). Through courses, laboratory, and fieldwork, as well as a capstone study, the major provides students with skills and knowledge to address current environmental challenges. It is designed to prepare students for careers in the non-profit sector, government agencies, sustainability advising, corporate sustainability, environmental education, environmental journalism, pre-law (environmental), and related academic or professional fields.


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Environmental Science (BS)

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

The Environmental Science major emphasizes the natural sciences, including biology, ecology, chemistry, data analysis, and field methods. The major is designed for students who have a strong interest in ecology and the interactions between humans and the natural world. The structure of this major encourages (but does not require) students to take a minor in Biology or Chemistry, while incorporating interdisciplinary study at Eureka College.

All students in the Environmental Science program will participate in in-depth research internships in their field of study, preparing them to enter the workforce with applicable skills and knowledge. Through courses, laboratory, and fieldwork, as well as internships and a capstone study, the major provides students with skills and knowledge to address current environmental challenges. The Environmental Science major is ideal for students who want carers in fields including ecosystem protection, restoration and management, conservation biology, wildlife ecology, water resources, and pollution abatement. Graduates of this major will be prepared to hold positions in the non-profit sector, government agencies, and private businesses.


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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:
Environmental Studies

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

The Environmental Studies minor brings together dedicated faculty and staff from multiple disciplines to engage and prepare students to enter the workplace as environmentally literate citizens. Through courses, laboratory and fieldwork, as well as an internship and a capstone course, the major provides students with the skills, insights, and knowledge to address current environmental challenges.


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