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Liaison Kathleen Hilimire
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Fort Lewis College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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Complete Reporter Kathleen Hilimire
Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies
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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 Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Our complex world calls for dynamic leaders capable of integrating and applying knowledge from multiple perspectives. Some of those leaders boast the profound backbone of an Environmental Studies degree. Fort Lewis College’s Environmental Studies program ensures that you’ll develop practical skills and a broad understanding through interdisciplinary course study and access to the boundless natural laboratory and cultural landscapes of Colorado’s forests, mountains, high desert, rivers, and farms.

Highlights of the Environmental Studies program:
- Study and research with an engaged faculty through small class sizes and field studies.
- Interdisciplinary courses include geography, ecology, history, philosophy, anthropology, literature, political science, biology, economics, sociology, GIS, and more.
- Develop expertise with 150 hours of a community-based internship in conservation, education, green technology, public lands management, or whatever else you’re pulled toward.
- Focus on problem-solving through climate solutions, environmental justice, renewable energy, sustainable resource management, and biodiversity protection.
- Discover long-term, sustainable solutions on local, regional, national, and international levels.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Science

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

Our Environmental Science major combines courses from geology, biology, chemistry and physics to immerse students in interdisciplinary approaches to scientific understanding of our environment. The complexity of questions around climate change, water quality, resource extraction, energy and food production, or rising ocean temperatures demands a knowledge not of one specific field of science, but a blend of them all. This program sets students on the path to discovering solutions through scientific inquiry and methodology.


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Through coursework in Sociology & Human Services, you’ll look at relationships between social structure, ecology, and the individual; you’ll explore the ways that historical processes shape everyday life, and how people’s unique identities are influenced by society’s values and beliefs.


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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:
Environmental Policy

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The Environmental Policy minor would be an excellent addition to any major at Fort Lewis College. By completing the Environmental Policy minor, students can enhance their preparation for graduate school or a career in areas such as environmental management, public policy, environmental justice, government, law, and tribal government or law.


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