Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.45
Liaison Chris Homan
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
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Illinois State University
AC-4: Graduate 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 graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Conservation Biology

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Conservation Biology Sequence is a division of the M.S. Biological Sciences research-thesis program. This sequence provides students with a broad-based education in conservation biology by combining education in basic research and classes in ecology, evolutionary genetics, and systematics. The required classes are targeted to address applied problems such as preservation of biodiversity and genetic diversity, prairie restoration, and the effects of anthropogenic environmental change. Students' research projects range from applied science, such as management of natural areas, to basic research, such as evolutionary consequences of habitat fragmentation and of environmental toxins.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Applied Community and Economic Development

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

Our distinctive program requires ACED Fellows to have at least one year of full-time experience in community development or social services or the equivalent (1,700 hours)—as either a paid professional or a volunteer—prior to starting classes. Service with AmeriCorps programs like City Year and Teach For America count towards this requirement.

Fellows complete one calendar year of full-time coursework and 11 months of hands-on professional practice with communities or organizations needing the skills and expertise our students possess.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Political Science - Global Politics and Cultrue

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

Global Politics and Culture is a 32-hour sequence of the master's degree in Political Science. This graduate program is designed for students interested in the increasingly interconnected politics of the modern world.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
No

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