Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.76
Liaison Levi Rogers
Submission Date March 10, 2017
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Skidmore College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Karen Kellogg
Director of Sustainability
Dean of Faculty's Office
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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 and Sciences Program

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Both our Environmental Studies and Environmental Science (ESS) majors emphasize that understanding environmental problems requires an interdisciplinary approach that integrates the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts. We cannot adequately understand an issue like water pollution through a single disciplinary perspective; it involves anthropology, biology, business, chemistry, economics, geosciences, government, history, literature, and sociology. The mission of ESS is to help students develop literacy at the intersection of these disciplines.

We emphasize the integration of problem-solving within an interdisciplinary framework. Our students design and carry out empirical research and develop and defend their conclusions through clear written and spoken presentations. ESS students will graduate with rigorous and multifaceted problem-solving skills necessary to frame, describe, analyze, and offer realistic solutions to environmental challenges.


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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:
Environmental Studies and Sciences minor

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Our Environmental Studies and Sciences (ESS) minor also emphasizes that understanding environmental problems requires an interdisciplinary approach that integrates the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts, and the mission of minor is to help students develop literacy. Students from a wide range of majors (e.g., Political Science, Economics, Management and Business, Art, Sociology, Anthropology, Theatre, English, Computer Science, etc.) use the minor to round their curriculum and perspectives on the world and to advance their problem solving skills at the intersection of their major and ESS.


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