Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.33
Liaison Gener Abdon
Submission Date July 31, 2020
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San Diego State University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Gener Abdon
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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)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

SDSU's sustainability major is an interdisciplinary program that involves coursework taught by faculty across campus. The central focus of the degree is the interface of human and natural systems. The curriculum emphasizes the study of cultural, historic, social, economic, and political values and forces that shape resource use and constrain responses to sustainable development.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

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

The underlying theme in the Environmental Sciences major is that of sustainability. The program includes courses offered mostly in departments of the College of Sciences, with some courses in departments in other colleges of the university. Environmental science has a strong geographic component; understanding how vegetation, soils, climate, water, and human activities interact within a spatial context is the basis of environmental science.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Recreation and Tourism Management: Sustainable Tourism Management

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

Sustainable tourism management prepares students to work in
tourism, recreation, cultural, natural resource, and sports settings. It
stresses the cultural and ecological tourism leadership needs of new
tourism professionals by emphasizing the linkages between the
economic, environmental, and social (including cultural and political)
spheres and involves an interdisciplinary approach. Students learn
about assessment, programming, and evaluation of planning and management
of sustainable tourism businesses. Graduates find
employment as managers and directors with transportation agencies,
destination management organizations, travel, and tour companies,
tourism attractions, leisure, recreation, and sports organizations, cultural
industries, adventure and ecotourism services, and lodging enterprises.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):

Bachelors of Science in Environmental Engineering http://ccee.sdsu.edu/academics/undergraduateprograms

Bachelors of Arts in Urban Studies with Sustainability Emphasis
https://urbanstudies.sdsu.edu/requirements.html


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:
Energy Studies

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

The CES coordinates the minor in energy studies offered at SDSU. This is an interdisciplinary minor that exposes students to a variety of topics in energy technology and policy. It is intended for students who seek professional careers in energy-related fields.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Recreation Tourism Management: Sustainability Emphasis

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

The Sustainable Tourism Management Emphasis focuses on developing skills to plan, organize, assess, and manage sustainable tourism. It incorporates international learning experiences to explore tools and strategies to minimize negative and maximize positive economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism. Sustainable tourism is the fastest growing segment of the world’s largest industry.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Sustainability Minor

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

SDSU's sustainability major is an interdisciplinary program that involves coursework taught by faculty across campus. The central focus of the degree is the interface of human and natural systems. The curriculum emphasizes the study of cultural, historic, social, economic, and political values and forces that shape resource use and constrain responses to sustainable development.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors, concentrations and certificates:
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