Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Florida State University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 Jamie Valentine
Partnerships Coordinator
Sustainable Campus
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:
B.S. in Environment & Society

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The B.S. S.T.E.M. degree in Environment & Society explores how humans affect and are affected by changes in the natural environment. It combines courses from the social sciences and the natural sciences to investigate today’s pressing environmental issues, such as ecosystem management, climate change, natural resource conservation, food production, marine exploitation, urban sustainability, land use planning, severe storm mitigation, and environment health–including how those issues are debated, measured, evaluated and then formulated into public policy.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
B.S. or B.A. in Environmental Science

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

Environmental Science is the interdisciplinary study of environmental systems from a scientific perspective. The scientific perspective shaping the undergraduate degree program draws principally from the areas of oceanography, geology, meteorology, biology, and chemistry. The Environmental Science program will prepare students in the broader area of geosciences and is an option for students seeking a broader interdisciplinary major with the rigor of mathematics and the physical sciences at its core.

FSU offers both the BS and BA degrees in Environmental Science. The BA degree differs from the BS degree in lower-level mathematics requirements and a greater emphasis on policy. The goals of both programs are to prepare exceptionally well-qualified graduates to successfully work in the interdisciplinary earth sciences, whether in government agencies, NGOs, or the private sector. Environmental Science also provide a strong basis for graduate study in environmental and interdisciplinary earth sciences.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
---

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

The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
---

The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
---

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:
Geography Minor

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

Geography bridges the social sciences and physical sciences in the pursuit of how humans affect and are affected by natural environment. Geographers examine many social/physical issues at every scale, studying the relationship between place and space. The Geography Minor consists of 15 semester hours of course work in the department, including: World Geography; Human Geography; Physical Geography or Environmental Science; Map Analysis or Spatial Data Analysis.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Global Citizen Certificate

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

The Center for Global Engagement Global Citizen Certificate prepares students to be global citizens regardless of their major. Students take four courses in diversity, politics and religion, global social and environmental conditions, and historical forces that shape the current world. In addition, students can study a second language, participate in international events, travel to another country, and develop a capstone project synthesizing their experiences.


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

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

The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
---

The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors, concentrations and certificates:
---

Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.