Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.54
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020
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Indiana University South Bend
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Krista Bailey
Director: Center for a Sustainable Future
Sustainability Studies
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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 Arts In Sustainability Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Sustainability Studies Program provides an interdisciplinary framework within which students can study the foundations of sustainability and learn how to apply this knowledge to the development and implementation of sustainable values, innovations, practices, and technologies, in our homes, in business, on campus, and in our communities. It emphasizes connections between environment, economy, and society; and builds a community of faculty and students committed to tackling the complex socio-environmental problems confronting our communities and the world. In addition to the traditional classroom, sustainability studies bridge the gap between campus and community through civic engagement and experiential, project-based, and service learning.


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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 Studies

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

The Minor in Sustainability Studies provides an interdisciplinary framework within which students can study the foundations of sustainability, and learn how to apply this knowledge to the development and implementation of sustainable values, practices, technologies, and strategies in our homes, on campus, in the workplace, and in our communities. It emphasizes interconnections between environment, economy, and society, and builds a community of faculty and students committed to tackling the complex socio-environmental problems confronting our communities and the world. In addition to classroom study, experiential, project-based and service learning will be encouraged. The Minor in Sustainability Studies is designed to complement any major area of study.


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Minor in Environmental Studies

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The objective of this interdisciplinary minor is for students to develop a broad understanding of our environment from the perspectives of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The minor provides an introduction to the physical and biological disciplines of environmental studies, in addition to instruction in ethical, political, and social topics necessary for effective implementation of sound environmental policy. The minor is administered by the Environmental Studies Committee.


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The course description for the Bachelor Of Arts In Sustainability Studies, and The Minor in Sustainability Studies was retrieved from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Sustainability Department section of IUSB's website. The Links listed below will take you to the pages relating to the Sustainability Bachelors, and Minor program.

https://clas.iusb.edu/sustainability-studies/studying-sustainability/ba-sustainability-studies.html

https://clas.iusb.edu/sustainability-studies/studying-sustainability/minor-sustainability-studies.html

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