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George Mason University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.43 / 8.00 Andrew Wingfield
Fellow for Sustainable Studies
New Century College
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
4,966

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
8,959

A copy of the list or inventory of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
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A list of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Climate Dynamics, PhD (2 graduates)
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, BS (66 graduates)
Earth Science, BS (12 graduates)
Energy and Sustainability concentration, Interdisciplinary Studies, MA (0 graduates)
Environmental and Sustainability Studies, BA (5 graduates)
Environmental Science, BS (6 graduates)
Environmental Science and Policy, MS (14)
Environmental Science and Public Policy, PhD (11)
Geology, BA (2 graduates)
Global Affairs, BA (203 graduates)
Global Affairs, MA (19 graduates)
Global and Environmental Change, BS (5 graduates)
Parks and Outdoor Recreation concentration, Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, BS (8 graduates)
Tourism and Events Management, BS (74 graduates)


A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):

George Mason University's general education program for all undergraduates, the Mason Core, includes required work in the following areas: Arts, Global Understanding, Literature, Natural Science, and Social & Behavioral Sciences. The Natural Science learning outcomes address sustainability explicitly, while Global Understanding learning outcomes promote sustainability education with respect to global awareness, systems thinking, and matters of equity and diversity. See http://provost.gmu.edu/gened/general-education-requirements/ for specifics of general education learning outcomes.

Additionally, the academic programs listed above have applied for and received the Green Leaf designation. George Mason's Sustainability Studies Academic Council evaluates programs' sustainability learning outcomes as part of the approval process for Green Leaf designation.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability learning outcomes is available:

Data retrieved from George Mason Office of Institutional Research report on Degrees Conferred by Program for 2012-13 year, which includes Summer 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013. http://irr.gmu.edu/New/N_Degree/DegProg.cfm

All students who earned Bachelors degrees (4,920) are counted because they addressed sustainability learning outcomes associated with the Mason Core. Graduate students who completed Green Leaf graduate programs (46) are counted as well.

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