Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.64
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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Seattle University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Phillip Thompson
Director
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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:
BA Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Emphasizing personal attention, internships, undergraduate research, and social justice, the Environmental Studies program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with coursework in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, Geographic Information Systems, and opportunities to specialize and acquire pre-professional experience in Ecological Systems, Politics and Public Policy, Urban Sustainability, Environmental Education, and Environmental Justice, Values, and Awareness.


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

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

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree at Seattle University provides the technical background necessary for students who wish to develop a career studying environmental systems. The major provides tools students will need as they become environmental professionals. The coursework includes mathematics, natural sciences, field methods, mapping tools, and the quantitative data analysis approaches that are increasingly part of this interdisciplinary field. The major also provides strong professional preparation and deep understanding of the scientific process through a year-long senior capstone project in which teams of three to five students work on a real-world project with an external sponsoring organization.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
BS Civil Engineering with Environmental Specialization

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

The civil engineering program provides a strong foundation in mathematics, basic and engineering sciences, the humanities and social sciences. The environmental specialization gives prepares students for a career in developing technical solutions to environmental challenges.


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

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

The Environmental Studies minor has coursework in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, plus Geographic Information Systems.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Minor in Environmental Science

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
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The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Minor in Environmental Engineering

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

The Minor in Environmental Engineering provides a strong foundation in the areas of mathematics, basic and engineering sciences, and the humanities and social sciences.

It encourages further self development and life-long intellectual achievement. The program seeks to build student skills in written and oral communication, and a sense of poise and professionalism.

Analysis and design courses in the fields of environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic, structural, and water resources engineering are offered in addition to preparatory courses in sciences and basic mechanics. A broad base of theory is provided, along with its application to current practices of the profession.


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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