Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.71
Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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Saint Louis University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jason Knouft
Interim Director
Center for 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)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Environmental Studies focuses on relationships between the natural environment and social, economic, political, legal, and humanistic aspects of society. As global population and consumption rises, understanding the interplay between environmental and social systems has become an increasingly important component of decision-making and planning. The program helps prepare students for careers that emphasize a dual awareness of scientific and social perspectives and their relationship to the natural environment.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Sciences

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

The Environmental Science program focuses on developing a scientific understanding of Earth's natural systems and their interconnections with human society. The program represents a collaborative effort between several departments to provide a degree opportunity that bridges traditional academic boundaries. It is hosted by the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, which provides student advising and mentoring.


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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:
Minor in Environmental Science

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

Environmental science encompasses the study of Earth’s environment, which is comprised of the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, with emphasis on human interactions with these spheres. Students will learn how these spheres interact with each other in the natural world, how human activities influence the environment and how people are affected by the ever-changing environment. Our environmental science program is designed so students first gain a thorough foundation of knowledge in all spheres and then focus more on one or more sub-disciplines, for example: soil, water, energy or climate change.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Minor in Global and Local Social Justice

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

Saint Louis University attracts many students who are moved to confront fundamental social problems such as poverty, injustice, or war. In order to address these and other problems meaningfully, you must understand the social and political systems that contribute to them and the cultural environments in which they occur. SLU's global and local social justice minor consists of 21 hours of classes, including theories of justice, inequalities, social institutions, global issues and processes of change


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