Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.15
Liaison Nicole Gaetjens
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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Mills College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mark Henderson
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Public Policy
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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 Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Environmental studies is an interdisciplinary major designed to provide students with an understanding of ecological processes and environmental problems. This foundation is necessary for the analysis and resolution of conflicts between human activities and the biosphere. Such conflicts not only threaten the quality of life on Earth, but also raise questions concerning values, aesthetics, and social structure in modern civilization. Solutions to environmental problems will require the interaction and cooperation of people trained in a variety of fields in addition to science, including law, public policy, communications, education, and business. Therefore, the major provides an opportunity to explore contributions from a variety of disciplines, including biology, chemistry, government, economics, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, and literature.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Science

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

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary major focused on the application of scientific principles to the study of human interactions with the natural environment. As a science major, it provides a solid background in chemistry, biology, and earth sciences, including many courses with a strong environmental emphasis.

The environmental science major is offered within the tradition of a liberal arts education, with its emphasis on broadly based explorations of diverse disciplines. Students will have opportunities, both through the major and through additional elective courses, to explore environmental issues from a variety of perspectives. The environmental science major will prepare students for careers as practicing scientists in industrial or governmental laboratories or in private consulting firms, where they might work to better understand and solve specific environmental problems. It provides a strong foundation for graduate study in environmental science, toxicology, ecology, or related fields. It is also excellent preparation for students interested in science writing or in teaching science at various levels.


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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, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Environmental Studies

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

Environmental studies is an interdisciplinary major designed to provide students with an understanding of ecological processes and environmental problems. This foundation is necessary for the analysis and resolution of conflicts between human activities and the biosphere. Such conflicts not only threaten the quality of life on Earth, but also raise questions concerning values, aesthetics, and social structure in modern civilization. Solutions to environmental problems will require the interaction and cooperation of people trained in a variety of fields in addition to science, including law, public policy, communications, education, and business. Therefore, the major provides an opportunity to explore contributions from a variety of disciplines, including biology, chemistry, government, economics, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, and literature.


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