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Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2015
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Saint John's University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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Sustainability Fellow
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?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

Student Learning Goals
- Graduates will meet an established standard for environmental literacy.
- Graduates will demonstrate the ability to analyze environmental issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.
- Graduates will participate in experiential learning (service learning, internships, volunteer work) as a means of exploring the practical application of their knowledge, gaining jobs skills, and broadening the positive environmental impacts of their academic work.
- Graduates will be able to analyze a variety of ethical standards toward the environment, including those of the Catholic and Benedictine traditions.
- Graduates will possess the appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in entry-level positions with public natural resource agencies and similar private environmental organizations.
- Graduates will be prepared to begin advanced study in appropriate cognate fields.
- Graduates will be equipped with the tools necessary to establish patterns of life-long appreciation of and stewardship for the environment.
- Graduates will possess the analytical, research, and communication skills necessary to educate themselves about and to take action on important future environmental issues within their communities.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Environmental Studies Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

Environmental studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human interactions with the natural environment. It integrates the different perspectives of the humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences and applies these perspectives to pressing environmental concerns.


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The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Forestry Pre-Professional Program

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