Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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Loyola University Chicago
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
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:
Environmental Science Program (B.S.)

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Environmental Science students complete coursework that includes both a heavy dose of basic science requirements and courses spanning a variety of disciplines pertinent to understanding the context in which environmental challenges reside. This provides students with a solid interdisciplinary curriculum rooted in laboratory and field research and informed by the humanities and social sciences.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Env. Studies Program (B.A.)

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

Environmental Studies students complete coursework spanning a variety of disciplines pertinent to the understanding of environmental issues. This provides students with a solid interdisciplinary curriculum that promotes appreciation of the human imprint on the environmental landscape, issues of environmental sustainability, and the need to assess environmental problems by integrating economic, societal, ethical, political, and historical perspectives.


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

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

From municipal decisions to international treaties, policy plays a key role in sustainability. Effective policies lead to environmental conservation and innovation leads to a green economy. In contrast, poorly designed policies exacerbate environmental problems and social inequities by favoring actions that degrade ecosystems and human communities.


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:
Environmental Action and Leadership Minor

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

This interdisciplinary minor comprises coursework in the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The minor is ideal for students looking to augment their major field of study with environmental coursework, enhance their credentials with hands-on experience, and develop skills in effective communication and group organization.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Urban Studies Minor - Sustainability Track

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

The Urban Studies Minor sustainability track will focus on issues related to sustainability in the urban environment. The track will provide students with links among social and physical dimensions of the urban environment. This holistic approach will look at issues ranging from transportation, housing and food security to clean water and air issues. By studying social research and engaging with the city through environmental projects, students will gain a deep understanding of sustainable policy solutions that bridge social science and natural science approaches.


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

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

The Environmental Science minor is intended to provide a base in the science, social & political issues, and methods relevant to understanding environmental issues and working to solve environmental problems.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This is current as of January 2017

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