Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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Grand Valley State University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Natural Resources Management (BS)

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The natural resources management program prepares students to care for the land- and water-based ecosystems of Michigan and beyond, as well as to serve the people whose well-being depends on these resources.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Geography and Sustainable Planning (BS)

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

Geography is an interdisciplinary, problem-solving field that bridges the natural and social sciences. It is the spatial science focused on understanding where phenomena are located, how they got there, where they are going, and why. City and regional planning uses the tools, techniques, and strategies of land use planning and zoning, site plan review, and the law to develop public policy to efficiently, sustainably, and imaginatively manage our land use practices to preserve the health, safety and welfare of the public.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Chemistry (BS) - Emphasis in Environmental Chemistry

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

The environmental emphasis is to prepare students for professional employment in a position related to environmental chemistry, or for furthering their studies in an advanced degree program related to environmental issues.


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

Public and Nonprofit Adminstration - Specialty in Community Development and Planning (http://www.gvsu.edu/spnha/undergraduate-major-78.htm)

Liberal Studies - Sustainability Emphasis (http://www.gvsu.edu/liberalstudies/)


Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Environmental Studies (minor)

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The environmental studies minor provides an academic framework within which students consider the multiple facets of environmental issues.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Green Chemistry (certificate)

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

A Certificate in Green Chemistry provides a major advantage to an applicant on the job market in the area of chemistry and environmental sciences. A Certificate in Green Chemistry is neither a major nor a minor; it can/should be used as a focus investigation area of Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, or Sustainability.  Additional information is available on Green Chemistry.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Sustainable City and Regional Planning (certificate)

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

This 15 credit hour (minimum) Certificate in Sustainable City and Regional Planning provides students with a foundational knowledge of sustainability in planning and land use issues. This certificate can be completed in three semesters.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors, concentrations and certificates:

Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems (http://catalog.gvsu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=42&poid=6396)


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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