Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.74
Liaison Karen Talentino
Submission Date May 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Saint Michael's College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Karen Talentino
Professor of Biology
Biology
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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

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

This is an interdisciplinary major that draws from faculty expertise and interest across the liberal arts curriculum, including biology, chemistry, geography, political science, English, philosophy, religious studies and business administration. In addition to core requirements, students may choose electives reflecting a thematic track (e.g., Environmental Imagination; Science and Policy; Justice and Sustainability). Students are required to complete a practicum, which may involve technical skills coursework, research or an internship. Throughout the major curriculum, students participate in engaged learning to investigate domestic and global environmental problems, learn how to help create a more sustainable world, and explore the social justice mission of the College through environmental justice projects and environmentally-conscious clubs.


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

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

The Environmental Science program at Saint Michael's College gives students the opportunity to improve their scientific understanding of the human impact on our natural world and to engage in environmental problem-solving. It is an interdisciplinary major, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. The curriculum is strongly rooted in chemistry and biology, quantitative analysis, research methods, as well as humanities and social sciences. A broad range of environmental courses include such courses as: Environmental Restoration, Environmental Chemistry, Earth Systems and Processes, Water, Energy and Climate Change, and Environmental Hazards.


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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:

A set of five courses which provide a good interdisciplinary foundation in sustainability and understanding of environmental issues.


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