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Submission Date July 28, 2014
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Florida Gulf Coast University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Environmental Studies (B.A.)

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

The environmental studies major is designed to prepare students for the rapidly expanding and dynamic possibilities for jobs related to the critical environmental issues facing our planet. Through integrated interdisciplinary learning experiences based in the classroom, in the laboratory, in the field, and off-campus, students will meet science goals shared by those in the natural sciences and will develop skills and experience in:

The ability to gather, analyze, and synthesize information.
The process of science, its application to developing public
policy, and the ethical issues of this application.
Effective communication and problem solving in professional
settings and situations requiring collaborative teamwork.
A systems perspective on environmental issues that includes
the historical, cultural, economic, and ecological considerations.
The ecosystems of Southwest Florida and the ability to
apply this local knowledge to other regions of the globe.
The application of the concept of sustainability.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.)

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

Environmental Engineering involves the application of engineering principles to the design and development of systems, processes, and tools needed for the protection of the environment, human health, and natural ecosystems in order to foster sustainable development. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.) emphasizes municipal, natural, and industrial environments with focus on the core competency areas of water and wastewater treatment, water resources engineering, solid and hazardous waste management, and air and water quality control. This program employs a team-based interdisciplinary learning philosophy. This approach provides students with the critical thinking skills required for effective and innovative engineering practice.

ABET logoThe B.S. Environmental Engineering program at FGCU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

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

The BSW Program prepares students for strengths-based generalist professional practice that teaches students to assist individual, families and groups to identify their strengths and solve problems. Graduates will be equipped to work in a variety of public, nonprofit, and proprietary human service agencies.

This upper division undergraduate program is designed to mesh both with community college associate degrees and the General Education Program at FGCU. In the junior and senior years, students will develop a core set of skills in case management, information and referral, and community organization which can be utilized in a variety of practice settings. Graduates are prepared for advanced study if they want to pursue a graduate degree. Those choosing to enter a MSW program must do so within 5 years after completion of the BSW in order to receive advance standing.

Local Partnerships: The Division of Social Work participates in the College of Professional Studies partnerships throughout the state. The Center for Public Policy collaborates with many area organizations. The internships in local agencies are supervised by social work professionals.

International Partnerships: The Division of Social Work has established a relationship with the University of the Applied Sciences, Bochum, Germany, and the University of Guyana, S.A.

Distance Learning: About 30 percent of the coursework for the BSW program is currently available via distance learning; our goal is to have 60 percent online. Additional courses are added each year. See the college academic advisor for information.

General Education: Students are expected to complete 36 hours of approved general education coursework during the first two years of attendance (see the General Education section). Some coursework can be used to satisfy both general education and common prerequisite requirements.


The 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, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Climate Change

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

General Requirements

Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.
Specific Information

Complete the following:

BSC 1010C General Biology w/Lab I (4) or (BSC 1010 (3) and BSC 1010L (1))
BSC 1011C General Biology w/Lab II (4) or (BSC 1011 (3) and BSC 1011L (1))
BSC 3303 Biogeography (3)
EVR 2861 Introduction to Environmental Policy (3)
GLY 1000C Physical Geology (4)
Complete one of the following:

ISC 3145C Global Systems (3)
GLY 4074C Meteorology and Climatology (3)
GLY 4244C Biogeochemistry (3)
Complete one of the following:

GLY 3603C Geobiology (3)
GLY 4700C Coastal & Watershed Geology (3)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 24 HRS


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Environmental Education

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

General Requirements

Students must meet with a college advisor or declare a minor and review the course requirements.
A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on thier academic transcript must note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
Specific Information

Complete the following:

BSC 1051C Environmental Biology (3)
OR
OCE 1001C Marine Systems (3)

AND
ANT 2040C Foundations in Museum Studies (3)
EVR 4423 Teaching and Learning in the Outdoors (1)
EVR 4424 National Curricula in Environmental Education (1)
EVR 4425 Communication and Social Media in Environmental Education (1)
EVR 4914 Interpreting the Environment (3)
EVR 4924 Environmental Education (3)

Complete six hours from the following:

ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology (3)
BSC 3303 Biogeography (3)
CRW 2732 Intro to Nature Writing (3)
EVR 2861 Introduction to Environmental Policy (3)
EVR 3025 Cultural Ecology (3)
EVR 4026 Human Ecology and Systems (3)
HUM 2395 Environmental Humanities (3)
IDS 3332 Issues in Culture and Society: Living the Earth Charter (3)
SPC 3543 Ecological Communication (3)

A maximum of one course from the following group may be used as an elective (but none is required):

BOT 2800 Plants and Society (3)
BOT 3153 Flora of SW Florida (3)
ZOO 3205C Invertebrate Zoology (3)
ZOO 3713C Vertebrate Form and Function (3)
ZOO 4272C Ornithology (3)
ZOO 4422C Herpetology (3)
ZOO 4454C Ichthyology (3)
ZOO 4480C Mammalogy (3)

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 21 HRS


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Peace & Social Justice

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

Peace and Social Justice Minor
General Requirements for a Minor

Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.
Program Specific Information

Complete 6 hours from the following:

Cultural Studies
AML 4713 Working-Class Literature in the U.S. (3)
INR 2005 Peace and Conflict in the Public Sphere (3)
LIT 4353 Ethnic Studies (3)
POT 3075 Culture and Politics (3)
POT 4514 Theories of Political Violence (3)
Complete 9 hours from the following with at least 3 hours from each category:

Area Studies
CPO 3303 Latin American Politics (3)
CPO 3403 Politics of the Middle East (3)
INR 4303 U.S. Foreign Policy (3)
Legal Studies
CCJ 4662 Minorities and Crime (3)
CJL 4415 Law and Social Control (3)
POS 3691 Law, Politics, and Society (3)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 15 HRS


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name, brief description and URL of all other undergraduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

B.A.Communication students can concentrate in Environmental Communication
http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/Communication/index.asp

Community Planning and Development Minor
http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/Departments/SBS/CommunityPlanningMinor.asp

South West Florida Studies Minor
http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/Departments/SBS/SouthWestFloridaStudiesMinor.asp


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