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Overall Score 67.30
Liaison Nicholas Liu-Sontag
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
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New York University
AC-4: Graduate Program

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Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Environmental Conservation Education

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

For more than 30 years, NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has been preparing graduates for environmental leadership careers in educational, nonprofit, and corporate settings in the United States and around the world. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum that covers topics such as environmental thought, environmental debates, and environmental politics, students gain an understanding of the theories, policies, and ethics that have shaped public discourse and understanding of our environment; examine national and local models of environmental education; analyze their relationship to contemporary issues of environmental literacy; and develop competencies in planning environmental education programs.

In this program, students work with faculty from a wide variety of disciplines, including education, history, philosophy, law, journalism, science, health, and the arts, and learn how to:

- Critique the profound effects of human activity on the planet
- Identify and apply environmental theories and policies across a broad range of formal and non-formal settings, both locally and globally, such as schools, cultural institutions, government agencies, and non- and for-profit organizations
- Describe national and local models of environmental education, analyze contemporary environmental issues, and implement environmental education as an interdisciplinary tool in fostering environmental literacy and sustainability
- Develop competencies in environmental education, including program design, curriculum development, evaluation, grant writing, policy analysis, and non-profit management

Required Core Courses
ENYC-GE 2019 Foundations of Environmental Thought
ENYC-GE 2005 Cities and Their Environments
ENYC-GE 2021 Environmental Politics
ENYC-GE 2022 Environmental Education: Theory and Practice
ENYC-GE 2023 Final Seminar in Environmental Conservation Education
ENYC-GE 2024 Internship in Environmental Conservation Education

ECE/SciEd Program Electives
SCIED-GE 2052 Field Ecology
ENYC-GE 2070 Urban Ecology
ENYC-GE 2010 Sustainable Places: Social and Ecological Field Studies
SCIED-GE 2050 Using NYC’s Non-Formal Resources to Teach Science
ENYC-GE 2018 Environmental Justice through Digital Empowerment

Other Electives

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Department of Teaching and Learning:
Science Experiences in the Elementary School I SCIED-GE 2010
Science Experiences in the Elementary School II SCIED-GE 2009
Science Curriculum in Intermediate and Secondary Schools SCIED-GE 2092
Inquiries in Teaching and Learning III TCHL-GE 2010
Evaluating Educational Programs TCHL-GE 2132
Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities:

International Ethics:
Rights, Responsibilities, and Obligations INTE-GE 2819
United Nations at Work INTE-GE 2878

Department of Nutrition and Food Studies:
Food Policy NUFS-GE 2015
Water, Waste, and the Urban Environment NUFS-GE 2036

Graduate School of Arts and Science

Environmental Health Sciences:
Environmental Health EHSC-GA 1004
Weather, Air Pollution, and Health EHSC-GA 1010
Ecotoxicology: Hudson River Case Study EHSC-GA 1005

History:
Environmental History HIST-GA 1050

Museum Studies:
Museum Management MSMS-GA 1502
Museum Conservation and Contemporary Culture MSMS-GA 2222
Museum Education MSMS-GA 2224

Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service

Public Administration:
Foundations of Nonprofit Management PADM-GP 2125
International Organizations and NGO's PADM-GP 2216
Ecoleadership: the Public Role of the Private Sector in Building Sustainable Societies PADM-GP 2234
Current Issues in Environmental Policy PADM-GP 2466
Transportation Policy URPL-GP 2470
Urban Planning, Development, and Decision-Making URPL-GP 1603
Land Use Law: The Planning Perspective URPL-GP 1605

School of Professional Studies

Fundraising and Grantmaking:
Program Evaluation: Concepts and Methods FDGR1-GC 2110

Global Studies:
Economics and Finance of Energy GLOB1-GC 2420
Energy, Environment, and Resource Security GLOB1-GC 2405
Sustainable Development GLOB1-GC 2440


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

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

Environmental science is a multidisciplinary profession dealing with preserving, protecting and restoring environments. The MS in Environmental Science from the Tandon School of Engineering provides a strong foundation in the fundamental sciences as well as regulatory environment issues that govern human-natural environmental interactions. The MS in Environmental Science exposes students to a combination of theory and practical problem-solving approaches that can be directly applied in the workforce or provide a strong foundation for advanced graduate studies.

The program also offers a variety of research and scholarly activities, including natural and urban environmental systems management, food resilient cities, vulnerability mapping, urban water cycle/watershed studies, contamination remediation, climate change impacts on natural resources and anthropogenic interactions, and water and energy supply and demand chains.

Core Courses (9 Credits)
3 Credits Environmental Chemistry & Microbiology CE-GY7373
3 Credits Water & Wastewater Treatment CE-GY7423
3 Credits Hydrology CE-GY7223

12 credits of approved courses in environmental engineering, and chemical and biological engineering at the School of Engineering, and environmental health science at New York University, including up to 6 approved transfer credits.

Suggested Approved Courses

BIOL-GA1004
EHSC-GA1010
EHSC-GA1006
3 Credits Groundwater Hydrology and Pollution CE-GY7233
3 Credits Advanced Environmental Chemistry & Microbiology CE-GY7393
3 Credits Advanced Water & Wastewater Treatment CE-GY7433
3 Credits Modeling Fate and Transport of Surface Water Pollution CE-GY7473
3 Credits Environmental Impact Assessment CE-GY7673
3 Credits Solid Waste Management CE-GY7703
3 Credits Environmental Systems Management CE-GY7753
3 Credits Air Pollution CE-GY7523
3 Credits Environmental Toxicology CE-GY7553
3 Credits MS Project in Civil & Urban Engineering Department CE-GY9963

CE-GY9973
3 Credits Selected Topics in Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering I CE-GY7353
3 Credits Selected Topics in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering I CE-GY7723
3 Credits Environmental Geotechnology CE-GY8493

Plus 9 credits of approved elective courses.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Urban Infrastructure Systems

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

Urban populations are on the rise. Local governments, public service agencies, and urban utilities face increasing demand for greater reliability, safety, affordability and resiliency of aging urban infrastructure systems. These systems must be continuously adapted and upgraded (often with technology-driven solutions) to efficiently support the essential public services, urban development, and economic growth.

The infrastructure systems support a variety of urban sectors, including transportation, energy & water supply, sanitation & wastewater management, and other essential services. Their sustainable development engages a wide variety of public and private sector stakeholders and greatly depends on a broad range of factors, such as public policy objectives, land use and geo-physical system characteristics, regulatory requirements, and other variables. Both Government and Industry presently face increasing needs for innovative capabilities of dynamic monitoring and “smart” system control to effectively meet the challenge of upgrading the aging urban infrastructure systems.

With specialized faculty members from Government, Industry and Academia, the program is designed for professionals, with both engineering and non-engineering backgrounds, who are involved and/or interested in the fast growing inter-disciplinary field of urban systems management and career opportunities with government agencies, public and private sector utilities, and service industries across the wide array of the metropolitan sectors.

Required Core Courses
3 Credits Infrastructure Planning, Engineering and Economics CE-GY7813
3 Credits Urban Infrastructure Systems Management CE-GY7843
3 Credits Infrastructure Asset Management CE-GY7853
3 Credits Environmental Impact Assessment CE-GY7673
3 Credits Infrastructure Financing: Structuring of A Deal CE-GY8733

Minor Areas of Concentration

Transportation Systems Management (TSM) Minor
Required
3 Credits Management of Transit Maintenance and Operations TR-GY7223
3 Credits Intelligent Transportation Systems and Their Applications TR-GY6223
3 Credits Urban Public Transportation Systems TR-GY7133
Approved Technical Electives
3 Credits Travel Demand Forecasting TR-GY6133
3 Credits Management of Urban Traffic Congestion TR-GY7123
3 Credits Transportation Economics and Finance Fundamentals TR-GY6053

Construction Management (CM) Minor
Required
3 Credits Project Management for Construction CE-GY8253
3 Credits Construction and the Law CE-GY8713
3 Credits How to Succeed in Construction CE-GY8723
Approved Technical Electives
3 Credits Contracts and Specifications CE-GY8273
3 Credits Construction Management and Planning CE-GY8783
3 Credits Managing and Leading in the 21st Century CE-GY8703

Environmental Systems Management (ESM) Minor
Required
3 Credits Environmental Systems Management CE-GY7753
3 Credits Hazardous/toxic Waste Management CE-GY7533
3 Credits Environmental Law CE-GY7563
Approved Technical Electives
3 Credits Modeling Fate and Transport of Surface Water Pollution CE-GY7473
3 Credits Air Pollution CE-GY7523
3 Credits Site Remediation CE-GY7543

Civil Infrastructure Systems Management (CISM) Minor
Required
3 Credits Infrastructure Monitoring and Performance Assessment CE-GY7863
3 Credits Bridge Engineering CE-GY6063
3 Credits Urban Geotechnology CE-GY8433
Approved Technical Electives
3 Credits Steel Structures CE-GY6143
3 Credits Urban Geotechnology CE-GY8433
3 Credits Environmental Geotechnology CE-GY8493


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Global Affairs Energy/Environmental Policy Concentrations

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

The Environment/Energy Policy concentration analyzes the implications of the changing global energy and environmental landscape, as well as the new and emerging opportunities and challenges energy and climate changes present for national and global sustainability and security. The modern energy sector is experiencing rapid change with new oil and gas developments reshaping traditional energy geopolitics; a strong and growing renewable energy sector impacting local, national, and international energy policies and future forecasts; and innovative technological advances that are transforming all areas of the energy supply chain.

This concentration prepares students to compete and thrive in this challenging and exciting sector, taking advantage of the opportunities occurring across the energy and environmental landscape. Courses reflect the increasing importance of energy in the formulation of national and foreign policy among countries the world over, as well as the impact of climate change on our environment.

Concentration Courses
Required Course
GLOB1-GC2430 Energy and the Environment 3.0

Elective Courses
Students are required to take five concentration elective courses.

Course Title Credits
GLOB1-GC2095 Global Climate Change 3.0
GLOB1-GC2125 Clean Technology: Developments, Trends, and Opportunities 3.0
GLOB1-GC2281 Hunger and Development: The Politics of Global Food Security 3.0
GLOB1-GC2292 Entrepreneurship in a Globalized World 3.0
GLOB1-GC2400 Introduction to Energy Policy 3.0
GLOB1-GC2405 Energy, Environment, and Resource Security 3.0
GLOB1-GC2410 The Geopolitics of Energy 3.0
GLOB1-GC2420 The Economics and Finance of Energy 3.0
GLOB1-GC2440 Sustainable Development 3.0
GLOB1-GC2445 Global Electricity Markets and Policy 3.0
GLOB1-GC2460 Nuclear Energy, the Environment, and Proliferation 3.0
GLOB1-GC2480 Energy Deals 3.0
GLOB1-GC2485 Environmental Finance 3.0
GLOB1-GC2490 Energy Management for Portfolios ? Putting Policy into Practice 3.0
GLOB1-GC2515 Applied Statistics 3.0
GLOB1-GC2525 Water, Politics, Sustainability, and Opportunities 3.0
GLOB1-GC2540 Human Rights and the Environment 3.0
GLOB1-GC2546 Infrastructure Security and Resilience 3.0
GLOB1-GC3030 Comparative Energy Politics 3.0


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Real Estate Development, Sustainable Development Concentration

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

The MS in Real Estate Development provides students with the knowledge and the skills to find creative, sustainable solutions for the issues confronting real estate development professionals—from planning and design to land use and environmental regulations. The program emphasizes entrepreneurship, sustainable practices in construction and development; advanced finance; public-private partnerships; and global development. The curriculum helps students to become strategic leaders who think creatively and understand the social, economic, and environmental impacts of the development process. With a focus on growth areas within the industry, the program is ideal for individuals in entrepreneurial development; project managers in private or public organizations; sustainability officers; lenders or analysts in real estate development; or those new to real estate development who are interested in strengthening their knowledge and broadening their career options.

The Sustainable Development concentration features the following coursework:

DEVE1-GC2100 Construction Cost Estimating 3.0
DEVE1-GC2105 Green Building & Sustainable Development 3.0
DEVE1-GC2110 Infrastructure & Urban Development 3.0
DEVE1-GC2115 Applied Project in Sustainable Development 3.0


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Urban Planning, Environment, Infrastructure and Transportation Focus

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

The world is becoming more urbanized, and cities are growing denser and more diverse. It's exciting—it's also challenging. From transportation to environment, and crime to education, urban issues are complex because they're interrelated. NYU Wagner gives students the opportunity to study urban planning in the context of these issues, within a school of public service. Students interact with people from other disciplines who are grappling with these real-world social, cultural, and economic issues. The skills and insights students gain and the multidisciplinary toolkit they build with core courses in finance, policy, and management will aid them in designing more livable and sustainable cities—anywhere in the world.

Environmental protections and healthy economic development don’t have to be at odds. There is a balance. The Environment, Infrastructure and Transportation Focus in Urban Planning helps students find it, design for it, and deliver it. Students pull from existing theory and historical trends to develop frameworks for understanding and assessing the cultural values and institutional contexts at play in the give-and- take environmentally-conscious development.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:
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