Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.76
Liaison James Speer
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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Indiana State University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Nicholas McCreary
Sustainability Coordinator
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:
Geography and Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in geography and sustainability that prepares students for careers in areas such as environmental consulting, emergency management planning, climatology, economic development, global studies, data management, land use planning, and environmental protection.

The Geography and Sustainability Program focuses on human and physical geography, including the use of geotechniques. Coursework includes a required core, electives, and a culminating experience. The flexibility available in the selection of electives enables each student to tailor the program to meet specific career goals.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Applied Health Sciences

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

Public Health - This option is for students who wish to become environmental health specialists.

Course work includes study in epidemiology; pollution prevention and control; water, air, soil, and food protection; industrial health and safety; toxicology; environmental field sampling and analysis; environmental law; hazardous substances and waste material; health promotion planning and evaluation; research; and statistics - plus an internship in environmental health. Graduates are eligible to take the state examination to become a registered environmental health specialist.


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

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

Prepares students for specialization in the fields of environmental policy, environmental justice, and environmental consulting. Our students are qualified for careers with federal agencies. On the state level, career opportunities include positions with state geological surveys or departments of natural resources, environmental management, or private environmental or engineering firms.


The 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, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Minor in Sustainability

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

Sustainability not only encompasses a multidisciplinary perspective to solve problems from local to global scales, but also teaches the critical and systemic thinking skills that apply to myriad fields of study.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Minor in Social Welfare

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

The social welfare minor is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Departments of Social Work, Economics, and Political Science. Students in the minor are normally advised by faculty in the Department of Social Work; students with majors in economics or political science are advised within the department of their major.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Minor in Conservation

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

The study of ecosystems, world environments, the conservation of sustainability of natural resources, along with basic earth sciences are the focus of the Biology minor in Conservation.


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:
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