Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.47
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2016
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San Jose State University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Katherine Cushing
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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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):
BS Environmental Studies

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

The BS degree is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in water resources management, biological resource protection, aquatic environments, conventional and sustainable agriculture, energy resources, environmental health and safety, environmental impact assessment, environmental restoration, and wilderness open space resource management.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
BA Environmental Studies

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

The BA degree is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in coastal resource management, environmental communications, environmental product design and packaging, environmental regulation and policy, integrated and solid waste management, human ecology and environmental planning.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
BS - Meteorology, Concentration in Climate Science

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

The BS Meteorology, concentration in Climate Science program is designed to prepare students for careers in emerging fields of climate change studies and mitigation, and related fields including energy and carbon management. Graduating students will be ready to begin careers in the private sector or in government, or will be ready to enter graduate programs in the atmospheric/climate sciences.


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

BS Civil Engineering
BS Industrial Technology
BS Biological Sciences
BA Life Science
BA Earth Science
BS Geology


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):
Minor, Sustainable Water Resources

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

This minor provides students with an understanding of both water quality and supply issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. It also gives consideration to alternative water sources, such as greywater, stormwater and recycled water and the overall ideas and design strategies behind water reuse. The minor emphasizes gaining knowledge of economics (e.g., the cost-benefit analysis of large infrastructure projects) , social equity (e.g., between Native Americans and commercial or farming fishing interests), and environmental protection issues around water (e.g., anadromous fish).


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
BA in Environmental Studies, with Minor in Energy Policy and Green Building

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

This program provides students with a focus on energy policy and its integration with green building. The Program prepares graduates for future careers as Energy Policy Specialists and green building consultants.


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