|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Dec. 20, 2018|
Oregon State University
AC-4: Graduate Program
|3.00 / 3.00||
Sustainability Program Specialist
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)?:
Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:
The purpose of the Environmental Sciences Graduate Program is to provide a degree granting curriculum that will develop scientists who are able to analyze and understand environmental systems, predict environmental change, and participate in the management of the environment. Each student in the ES Graduate Program conducts research and completes a thesis, dissertation, or project; develops depth in a specific academic area through the completion of focused course work; and develops breadth through a set of core courses that include concepts in physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences.
The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):
The BEE department offers programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The objective of the department's degree programs are to serve as the interface between life sciences and engineering. Biological and Ecological Engineering is the application of engineering and life-science principles and problem-solving techniques to the optimum use and sustainability of biological resources. The curriculum is engineering-based with strong emphasis on the life sciences. Courses focus on biological systems modeling, theoretical and applied aspects of bioconversion and bioseparation processes, regional hydrologic analysis, groundwater systems, irrigation, water resource optimization, remote sensing, image analysis, and instrumentation.
The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):
Students who earn a Master of Natural Resources degree will develop analytical and problem solving skills associated with complex natural resources issues.
Moreover, students will learn from and network with world renowned OSU faculty in natural resources – including scientists from fisheries, wildlife, forestry, rangeland and water departments.
The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
Sustainable Forest Management
Rangeland Ecology and Management
Marine Resource Management
Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
The Sustainable Forest Management graduate program emphasizes the conservation of forest-dominated landscapes to meet a defined set of ecological, economic and social criteria over long time frames. The program follows the sustainable principles outlined by the Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators. These principles have been adopted by the state of Oregon.
This program provides a strong grounding in the principles and techniques of active management of forests to improve forest health and condition while producing a full range of products and ecosystems services. It consists of a common core in the principles and criteria of sustainable forest management; statistics for design and interpretation of experiments; and specialization in one of six areas of concentration.
The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The Sustainable Natural Resources graduate certificate is an 18-credit interdisciplinary program offered online through OSU Extended Campus. Students have a choice among 12 courses designed to build personal and organizational capacity to examine the many aspects of natural resource problems—environmental, economic, and social—in the search for innovative solutions.
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):
A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
This 18-credit graduate credential will help prepare students to link scientists, decision-makers, and stakeholders when managing recreational and commercial fisheries and fish habitat and contribute towards the general conservation of aquatic resources. Through quality courses, students can practice skills in biology, economy, law and social science as they deal with issues across a wide range of perspectives and disciplines. The flexibility of the course options allows students to mix and match courses to best fit their career goals.
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:
Available by request.
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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