Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.27
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Michigan University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sarah Mittlefehldt
Co-Chair, Sustainability Advisory Council
Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences
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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 Studies & Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Environmental Studies and Sustainability Major at Northern Michigan University provides an introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods of assessing and analyzing humankind’s impact upon the environment.


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

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

The Environmental Science Major at at Northern Michigan University provides students with an interdisciplinary approach on how to apply research methods, assessment techniques and management strategies to resolve environmental problems. It provides students an opportunity to gain an understanding of how the physical, biological and social sciences interact with each other in this field of study.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Public Relations-Environmental Communication Concentration

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

The ability to write well is an absolutely crucial skill for a career in public relations, so be sure to strengthen and develop your writing skills. NMU’s liberal studies program will help you fine-tune these skills, as will your public relations course work. Additionally helpful skills for the public relations field include creativity, initiative, good judgment and the ability to express thoughts clearly and simply. Decisions-making, problem solving and research skills are also important. People who choose public relations as a career would also benefit from having self-confidence, an understanding of human psychology and an en- thusiasm for motivating people. They should also be competitive, yet flexible and able to function as part of a team.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):

Northern Michigan University offers a host of other sustainability-related majors. See http://www.nmu.edu/sustainablenmu/majors-minors


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:
Sustainability Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The Sustainability Minor at Northern Michigan University provides students a geographic approach to understanding sustainability challenges.


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

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

The Environmental Studies Minor at Northern Michigan University provide students with an introduction to environmental studies and sustainability challenges.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Cluster Minor

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

The Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Cluster Minor at Northern Michigan University provide students with an opportunity to design a program related to the physical or cultural dimensions of environmental or geographical sciences.


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

Northern Michigan University offers a host of other sustainability-related minors. See http://www.nmu.edu/sustainablenmu/majors-minors.


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