Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.19
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date March 2, 2021

STARS v2.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Anne Rogers
Sustainability Program & Portfolio Manager
Office of Campus Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:
Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:
The mission of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is to realize the vision through building pillars of excellence in the following three areas: Breakthrough discoveries through research in earth and atmospheric sciences as well as in interdisciplinary research involving the earth system and the environment. The EAS degree is comparable to traditional degrees in meteorology and environmental sciences, but the program has several unique attributes. EAS courses provide "hands-on" experiences in collection and interpretation of environmental data and in predictive modeling. The integrated approach of the program gives a broad environmental background while still allowing students to specialize in meteorology, earth science, education, or a business option. The program prepares students for graduate study or immediate employment in fields such as meteorology, air quality, environmental chemistry, exploration geophysics, geological engineering, geological hazards, impact assessment, and environmental policy.

Website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
The four-year curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BS CE) enables the graduate to enter professional practice as an engineer or to continue their studies in programs leading to advanced degrees in the following broad fields of specialization: Construction Engineering, Environmental and Water Systems, Geotechnical Systems, Structural Systems, Transportation Systems. Students are required to take CEE 3000 Civil Engineering Systems which is described as: Infrastructure viewed from a systems perspective; analytical approaches and modeling of civil-engineered facilities; sustainability; engineering economy applications.

Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BSEnvE) provides students with fundamental knowledge of scientific disciplines and engineering principles that are used to address emerging environmental issues such as sustainable air, water, and land resources; human health; and environmental restoration. In the first and second years, students take courses in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, English composition, and introductory engineering.

Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
B.S. Science in Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies - School of Modern Languageshttps://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/applied-language-intercultural-studies-bs/

B.S. Building Construction - School of Building Construction
http://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/building-construction-bs/#text

B.S. Computer Engineering - School of Electrical and Computer Engineering https://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/computer-engineering-bs/

B.S. Electrical Engineering - School of Electrical and Computer Engineering http://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/electrical-engineering-bs/

B.S. Industrial Design - School of Industrial Design
https://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/industrial-design-bs/

B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, http://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/chemical-biomolecular-bs/

BS, Mechanical Engineering - School of Mechanical Engineering, http://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/mechanical-engineering-bs/

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:
Minor in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:
The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers a minor with seven different tracks. These specific tracks are designed to give non-majors a background in the environmental and global change issues that face the world. This background both allows a broader exposure and gives a strategic background for many careers. The seven tracks are: Climate Change, Earth System Physics, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geophysics, Meteorology, Ocean Sciences Classes in the minor that focus on sustainability include EAS 1601 (How to Build a Habitable Planet), EAS 3110 (Environment, Energy, and Society) and EAS 4410 (Climate and Global Change).

Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Minor in Leadership Studies - School of Public Policy

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
The Minor in Leadership Studies is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of leadership theory, skills, and experience through a rigorous and multi-disciplinary program of study. Students will complete the program by applying their knowledge and skills through a project based experiential learning course. The minor is currently comprised of three tracks – Business, Global Engineering Leadership & Public Policy, offered through the Institute for Leadership & Entrepreneurship at the Scheller College of Business, the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Public Policy at the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. This program offers interested students the opportunity to gain insight into global civil society, to learn about the challenges of creating and leading effective and sustainable social enterprises, and to make a positive impact by working closely with a non-profit organization in Budapest, Hungary. This program introduces students to the concept of "sustainable communities" and is affiliated with Serve-Learn-Sustain.

Website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Minor in Sustainable Cities - School of City & Regional Planning

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
The School of City and Regional Planning offers a minor in Sustainable Cities that emphasizes both sustainability and community engagement. It provides students with a deep learning experience that integrates classroom learning and direct real-world community-based project experience in creating a more sustainable built environment. The minor is affiliated with Serve-Learn-Sustain.

Classes included in this minor that are related to sustainability include ECON 3300 (Economics of Energy Systems), PUBP 3350 (Energy Policy), CHEM 3400 (Introduction to Alternative Energy) and various sustainability courses related to major.

Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors and concentrations:
Undergraduate Minor in Architecture - School of Architecture
https://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/minor-architecture/#text

Minor in Energy Systems
http://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/minor-energy-systems/#requirementstext



Minor in Industrial Design - School of Industrial Design
https://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/minor-industrial-design/



Minor in Social Justice - School of Literature, Media, and Communication https://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/minor-social-justice/



Minor, Global Development - School of International Affairs
https://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/minor-global-development/



Minor, Health, Medicine, and Society
https://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/minor-health-medicine-society/



Minor, International Business, Language, and Culture - The School of Modern Languages
https://catalog.gatech.edu/programs/minor-international-business-language-culture/

Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

Data source(s) and notes about 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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.