Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Allison Brooks
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2019

STARS v2.2

Randolph College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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Complete Reporter Allison Brooks
Sustainability Coordinator
Buildings & Grounds
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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 (B.A.)

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Environmental Studies Program at Randolph College embodies the
conviction that to pursue life work in the realm of the environment, a student
must grasp the complex interactions that characterize today’s most pressing
environmental problems. Since these problems lie at the nexus of natural sciences,
social sciences, and humanities, environmental studies provides a rigorous,
interdisciplinary course of study, enriched with research experiences and practical
opportunities. Both a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a B.S. in Environmental
Science are offered. Both degrees provide a strong foundation upon which to build
environmental expertise and are designed to incorporate study abroad, internships,
and research.

The B.A. degree is a flexible, interdisciplinary program focusing on the
relationships between human society and the environment. The B.A. provides a
solid grounding in the natural sciences as well as economics, political science, and
humanities. Students pursuing the B.A. complete an environmental internship
during a semester or over a summer as part of their senior capstone experience. Both the B.A. and B.S. are diverse and challenging, and give
students the knowledge base and the practical tools and skills needed for graduate
or professional school, private consulting, public advocacy or administration, and
careers with government agencies and laboratories as well as non-governmental
organizations.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Science (B.S.)

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

The Environmental Studies Program at Randolph College embodies the
conviction that to pursue life work in the realm of the environment, a student
must grasp the complex interactions that characterize today’s most pressing
environmental problems. Since these problems lie at the nexus of natural sciences,
social sciences, and humanities, environmental studies provides a rigorous,
interdisciplinary course of study, enriched with research experiences and practical
opportunities. Both a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a B.S. in Environmental
Science are offered. Both degrees provide a strong foundation upon which to build
environmental expertise and are designed to incorporate study abroad, internships,
and research.

The B.S. degree is a strong, science-oriented program focusing on the biogeochemical
dynamics of the earth system, methods of environmental analysis, and the impacts
of human activity on the environment. The major has depth and breadth in
mathematics and the natural sciences as well as advanced courses in environmental
science. Students conduct senior research with a faculty member as part of their
capstone experience. Both the B.A. and B.S. are diverse and challenging, and give
students the knowledge base and the practical tools and skills needed for graduate
or professional school, private consulting, public advocacy or administration, and
careers with government agencies and laboratories as well as non-governmental
organizations


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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 or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Environmental Studies minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The minor in environmental studies is appropriate for students in
any major program who wish to add an environmental perspective to their chosen
field. Students majoring in environmental studies or environmental science are
encouraged to pursue a minor in a relevant discipline, such as biology, business
administration, chemistry, communications, creative writing, economics, global
studies, mathematics, or political science


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
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