Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.54
Liaison Kevin Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Goshen College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Glenn Gilbert
Utilities Manager/ Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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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:
Sustainability Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The major in sustainability studies includes two distinctive Goshen College offerings: the Sustainability Core sequence and the Sustainability Leadership Semester at Merry Lea. This interdisciplinary program includes classes from many departments such as Goshen's Sustainability, Business/Economics, and Communications departments.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Sustainable Food Systems

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

A major around the sustainable production, marketing and distribution of sustainable food is offered, which includes two distinctive Goshen College offerings: the Sustainability Core sequence and the Agroecology Summer Intensive program at Merry Lea Sustainable Farm.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Sustainability Management

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

In the Sustainability Management program, students will learn to understand the relationship between global ecology and the business world, work to find creative solutions for the problems our world faces, and make a lasting impact on the health of their community and world. This holistic view of doing business places equal emphasis on the planet, people, and profit, a concept referred to as the triple bottom line, which has always been a core value of our business program.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):

Environmental and Marine Science Major: https://www.goshen.edu/academics/environmental-marine-science/


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:
Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The sustainability minor draws upon the Sustainability Leadership Semester (SLS) for the majority of the credits for this minor. The Sustainability Leadership Semester is an undergraduate immersion program offered in the fall semester, which is focused on sustainability and regeneration. A cohort of students spends the semester in full-time residence at Merry Lea’s Rieth Village. Students closely evaluate day-to-day decisions and make sustainable living choices concerning both personal lifestyle and community life. They study ecosystems and their functions at Merry Lea and in the surrounding region.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Environmental Studies

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

This program provides students with a basic understanding of the environment and how it has been shaped by human systems.


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

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

Students in this program will learn about food systems and farming practices while practicing techniques to make food production more sustainable.


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