Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.51
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Deborah Ferguson
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:
Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs (BSPA), Sustainable Management and Policy

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The IUPUI Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs (BSPA) with a Major in Sustainable Management and Policy:
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
Spearhead sustainability efforts. Organizations—now more than ever—need employees who know how to address sustainability issues and conserve the environment. With a major in Sustainable Management and Policy, you’ll learn how to develop and implement policies that help communities meet the needs of the present without compromising the future. The major is part of the BSPA degree, which will give you the flexibility of working in the public, private, or nonprofit sector.

The major will give you a strong public affairs foundation so that you have a practical understanding of economics, policy analysis, management, and urban policy. In your sustainability classes, you’ll examine the latest environmental topics from all angles and learn from industry experts and scholars.


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

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

The Bachelor of Science of Environmental Science (B.S.E.S.) is an interdisciplinary degree within the School of Science that is offered in partnership with the Department of Public Health and the School of Liberal Arts.
This program prepares students for graduate studies and for a variety of careers with emphasis on investigation of the environment by federal and state agencies, industry, and consulting firms. The program allows flexibility to accommodate the needs and interests of all students.
The B.S.E.S. degree goes beyond those students interested in improving our environment, but engages students who want a college experience and career that crosses traditional boundaries.

Earth and Water Resources Concentration:
Understanding interactions between land, soil, and water is critical to ensuring environmental quality. The Earth and Water Resources concentration provides students with a quantitative background in soils, hydrogeology, and biogeochemistry and an understanding of biological interactions, processes affecting soil and water resources, and advanced analytical techniques related to environmental quality assessments.

Environmental Management Concentration:
Understanding interactions between land, soil, and water is critical to ensuring environmental quality.The Environmental Management concentration prepares students who wish to focus on the management of pollution in the air, land, and water. Students who complete this concentration have the theoretical foundation and applied skills needed to characterize hazards, track the fate and transport of pollutants, identify health and environmental effects of pollutants, and plan and manage programs to control environmental hazards.

Environmental Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Concentration:
The Environmental Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis concentration builds theoretical background and advanced knowledge in spatial analytical techniques using remote sensing (satellite and airborne sensors), geographic information system (GIS), and global positioning system (GPS) technologies. The concentration emphasizes integration of these technologies and their applications to problems of environmental modeling and analysis.


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

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

Energy Engineering at IUPUI is an interdisciplinary engineering degree housed in the Mechanical Engineering and Energy Department. It is a four-year Purdue University Bachelor’s degree that is only offered on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis, IN.

We combine courses from chemistry, mechanical engineering, physics and electrical engineering to create a strong knowledge base essential to success in this industry. Students also have the opportunity to take courses concentrating on critical energy issues such as green building, hybrid and electric transportation, fuel cells and bio fuels, and energy systems such as wind, solar and nuclear.

Whether entering the workforce directly or continuing on to further education, graduates of this program will leave equipped to tackle the exciting and meaningful challenges ahead on the energy horizon.

Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

Student Outcomes:
an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


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

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

The Paul H. O’Neill School at IUPUI offers a Minor in Sustainable Management which provides the opportunity to learn how to develop and implement policies that help keep communities sustainable.

Any Indiana University students enrolled in a baccalaureate program, except those pursuing a major in sustainable management and policy may pursue the minor in sustainable management and policy. Students who successfully complete the requirements will have the minor conferred with their degree.
Curriculum
(5 courses/15 credit hours)
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs ( 3 cr.)
SPEA V222 Principles of Sustainability (3 cr.)
SPEA V322 Sustainable Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V323 Sustainable Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V311 Natural Resources and Environmental Policy (3 cr.)


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

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

The minor in environmental health science is designed to introduce students to selected aspects of current thinking on the nature, causes, and solutions of environmental public health problems. After completing the initial survey course on environmental health (PBHL-A 316), students select two courses from the Health Protection Fundamentals list, followed by two courses from the Applications list.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Engineering Technology,Sustainable Technologies Certificate

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

Green jobs are rapidly being created as the economy begins embracing sustainable, energy efficiency, and low-carbon practices. The driving forces behind the development of green jobs are businesses wishing to maintain cutting edge technology, become more energy efficient, while lowering their carbon foot print, or becoming entirely carbon neutral. The governments of the world, the U.S. being one of them, support these developments through initiatives including: federal funding, subsidies, tax reform, and carbon markets. This certificate is designed to address a growing need for professionals who can contribute to the green global workforce with knowledge in sustainable practices in current technologies. The Sustainable Technologies Certificate will be beneficial to students who want to acquire knowledge in areas of renewable energies, green building, and sustainable design, and who may want to pursue a career in a sustainable technology. All of the Sustainable Technologies Certificate courses will be offered online. Students are required to successfully complete a total of 6 courses (18 credit hours) to earn the certificate. No more than 6.0 units of transfer credit can be applied towards this certificate.


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:

All Programs can be found at https://www.iupui.edu/academics/degrees-majors/index.html

Geology
https://science.iupui.edu/geology-minor-iu
This minor will provide you with a general overview and context of the basic principles and concepts of geology. This minor is a good option for people who are interested in geology but do not wish to pursue a career in the earth sciences, as it is designed to complement students majoring in other programs on campus related to the earth sciences.


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