Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Gettysburg College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Randy Wilson
Associate 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:

The Environmental Studies major is interdisciplinary with courses that draw from the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Students choose either a Bachelors of Arts degree (BA) or a Bachelors of Science degree (BS), and pursue an in-depth area of concentration.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Dual Degree Program in Environmental Engineering

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

A 3-2 program in which Gettysburg students complete a B.S. degree in Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College and a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering at Columbia University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, or the University of Pittsburgh.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Dual Degree Program in Environmental Management

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

A 3-2 program in which Gettysburg students complete a B.S. degree in Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College and a Master of Arts or M.S. degree in Environmental Management at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment.


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 or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The Environmental Studies minor draws on the same foundation courses that the majors take, experiencing the same interdisciplinary studies but with fewer courses.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
12 Different Areas of Concentration within the Environmental Studies Major

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

The Department of Environmental Studies offers eleven different Areas of Concentration with the Environmental Studies Major, including Earth System Science, Environmental Justice, Energy and the Environment, Environmental Humanities, Environmental Policy and Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Writing and Communication, GIS and Spatial Analysis, Landscape Ecology and Land Use, Marine and Freshwater Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Wildlife and Conservation Biology


Website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Public Policy - Environmental Policy Concentration

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

Within the Public Policy Major at Gettysburg College, students may choose to pursue a Concentration in Environmental Policy based on course selections offered through the Departments of Political Science, Environmental Studies, Economics, History and a variety of additional affiliated Interdisciplinary Departments and Programs.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors and concentrations:
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We also offer a certificate in Environmental Leadership through the Eisenhower Institute for Public Policy which is housed at Gettysburg College.

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