Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.52
Liaison Gina Talt
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Princeton University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Shana Weber
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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)?:
No

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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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:
The Program in Environmental Studies

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

The Environmental Studies Program, offered by the Princeton Environmental Institute, emphasizes experiential learning through courses and related fieldwork, offers a robust program of summer internships, and provides support for field research related to junior and senior independent work. Students may elect to earn a Certificate in Environmental Studies by pursuing a prescribed combination of core and upper level courses as well as preparing a senior thesis that includes an environmental dimension.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The Program in Sustainable Energy

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

The Program in Sustainable Energy is designed for Princeton undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers or graduate education in the area of sustainable energy science and technology to achieve:
1. An understanding of current energy resources, carriers, end users, technologies, and their impact on climate and environment.
2. The ability to quantitatively analyze, design, and develop innovative energy systems and technologies that support sustainable economic growth, energy security, biological diversity, and environmental harmony for life on Earth.
3. An understanding of Earth, global climate, and environmental change from the perspective of engineering, technology, economics, and policy.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The Program in Technology and Society: Energy Track

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

This cross-disciplinary certificate program is offered in partnership between the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the Keller Center. It is targeted to students, both engineers/scientists and humanists/social-scientists, who are interested in exploring the intersection between society and technology in depth. Graduates who earn this certificate will be effective contributors to the shaping, development and deployment of technological solutions to meet the energy demands associated with increased economic and technological growth while protecting the environment.


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