Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

North Carolina State University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jessica Bast
Sustainability Program Coordinator
University Sustainability Office
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Climate Change and Society

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Master’s degree program in Climate Change & Society provides critical skills, knowledge, and expertise in climate science and climate adaptation. This program also prepares graduates to meet the growing demand for climate adaptation expertise.


Website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Natural Resources

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

NC State’s Natural Resources Masters Program is a unique, intercollegiate, multidisciplinary program that focuses on several aspects of natural resource policy, management, and assessment. A selection of technical options couple Natural Resources core courses in resource issues and management with a series of related courses in a variety of technical disciplines. Many positions in federal and state agencies, private companies, and environmental organizations require individuals with expertise in a technical area coupled with a broad knowledge of policy and management.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Environmental Assessment

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

The Master of Environmental Assessment program emphasizes bridges the gap between scientific research and the use of science in decision-making, regulation, and environmental management. By understanding and evaluating the sources, fate, and effects of pollutants in the environment we can develop a scientific basis for assessing risks and thus support regulatory, enforcement, and remedial-action decisions.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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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:
Renewable Energy Assessment and Development

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

This 100% online program provides students and professionals the opportunity to earn recognized academic and industry credentials in the renewable energy industry by covering the technical, policy and financial aspects of renewable energy project development. The interdisciplinary approach allows individuals to gain a comprehensive understanding of renewables and be able to better incorporate their professional experience and expertise in the industry.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Graduate Minor

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

The Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Graduate Minor provides master’s and doctoral students in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with the skills of using social science to solve natural resource management issues, build partnerships and communicate research with the public.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Climate Adaptation Certificate

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

The Climate Adaptation Certificate provides a comprehensive graduate-level credential delivered in a highly flexible format for students who want to enhance their professional work with expertise in climate. Students may complete the certificate online (asynchronous) or in person. The certificate is the ideal choice for professionals who need a versatile option to further develop their knowledge of climate adaptation.


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The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:
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