Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.45
Liaison Chris Homan
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
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Illinois State University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Missy Nergard
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Environmental Systems and Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The new environmental systems science and sustainability degree is an interdisciplinary program that will involve faculty members from a dozen departments and schools within the University. The curriculum builds on existing academic programs including minors in environmental studies and business environment and sustainability, and majors in renewable energy and health sciences. The program will include required courses in physical sciences and will feature four curricular tracks: generalist, water resources, environmental systems analysis, and nature and society. Enrollment begins Fall 2018.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Conservation Biology

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

Biological Sciences majors selecting this sequence will receive broad training in conservation biology. This sequence is designed for students seeking careers in the conservation of natural ecosystems and their organisms (all levels of biodiversity). The coursework will also prepare students for graduate studies in conservation biology, and for internships and entry-level positions in conservation-oriented non-governmental organizations, state and federal governmental organizations, and environmental consulting firms.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Renewable Energy

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

The Renewable Energy major is a broad-based interdisciplinary program addressing the social, economic, and technical issues that graduates will encounter in the emerging field of renewable energy and green careers.


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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, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

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

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

The mission of the Environmental Studies Minor Program is to increase awareness of the interrelationships that exist between humans and the physical environment. Students will broaden their understanding of environmental issues as well as the connections between human-made and natural environments. Knowledge and skills acquired through the program will help prepare students for further academic studies or for an environment-related career.


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

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

The Environmental Health (EH) Program at Illinois State University develops professionals who work to ensure public and environmental health. The Environmental Health Program offers both a major and a minor. Environmental Health focuses on the assessment, control, and prevention of biological, chemical, and physical hazards in our environment that may lead to human health problems or environmental damage.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Business Environment & Sustainability

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

The minor in Business Environment & Sustainability helps to increase awareness and knowledge of the relationships between business and the physical environment. Students within the minor will be better prepared for further study or careers in organizational leadership, corporate social responsibility, risk management, and other sustainability-related areas. - See more at: http://business.illinoisstate.edu/management/minors/index.shtml#sthash.5V7mElwH.dpuf


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