Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Delicia Nahman
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lafayette College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Julia Nicodemus
Assistant Professor
Engineering Studies
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Science Major

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The impact of humans on our environment is working its way to the forefront of national and international concerns. Scientists are beginning to grasp the complex interaction of natural phenomena and human activity. Lafayette takes an interdisciplinary approach to environmental concerns. Student learn environmental fundamentals in a number of departments, then progress through more intensive and specialized courses.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Geology and Environmental Geosciences Major

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

Geology is the study of earth and its history. The curriculum and the interests of the faculty span a wide range of topics from sedimentology, paleobiology, climate change, and geomorphology to geophysics, geochemistry, and earth materials. Field and laboratory work are integral parts of the curriculum and many opportunities exist for cooperative student-faculty research.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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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 or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Environmental Science Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The Environmental Science Minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to serve science and engineering majors, as well as students of other disciplines interested in environmental careers or environmental matters.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Geology Minor

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

Geology is the study of earth and its history. The curriculum and the interests of the faculty span a wide range of topics from sedimentology, paleobiology, climate change, and geomorphology to geophysics, geochemistry, and earth materials. Field and laboratory work are integral parts of the curriculum and many opportunities exist for cooperative student-faculty research. The minor has less requirements than the major, only 5 Geology classes.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
International Affairs Global Environmental Studies Theme

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

Environmental Studies is one of the themes an international affairs major can take on. This program addresses the mechanisms of economic growth, technological innovation, and environmental sustainability.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors and concentrations:

Aging Studies minor: The aging studies minor provides opportunities for students to learn about the dynamic, interdisciplinary field of gerontology/aging studies and prepares them to make contributions to the improvement of the aging experience in society. This minor contributes to social sustainability.
http://www.lafayette.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/aging-studies-minor/


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This information was gathered in two ways. The first consisted of an overview of the departments and department descriptions online. The second consisted of a survey sent out to all faculty asking whether or not their department had a minor program/concentration that focused on sustainability.

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