Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 30.46
Liaison Caitlin Jillson
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Southern New Hampshire University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.02 / 8.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
33125

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
65

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
0.20

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
Three

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:
No

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
No

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:

N/A


Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):

Major in Environmental Science:

In today's world, it's essential to go green. Nowhere is this task more urgent than in developing countries, where the implementation of Western development models has created serious environmental challenges. The B.S. in Environmental Science and Sustainability (International) at SNHU provides international students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to meet these challenges sustainably in governments, nongovernmental organizations, and businesses worldwide. Our program blends insights from environmental science, the environmental social sciences, and other sustainability-focused fields into a uniquely practical learning experience that is more than merely interdisciplinary. Students spend their first two years in an environmental or other degree program at their home universities, then complete their remaining degree requirements in two years on campus at SNHU. They also take all of their SNHU environmental science and sustainability courses with the American students enrolled in the ordinary 4-year version of the program, immersing themselves not just in the content of their coursework, but also in American culture and university life.

Environmental Science Major's Learning Outcomes Include...
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication necessary to construct, evaluate and present solutions to environmental problems
- Describe the structure and function of ecological systems and the interfaces between human and natural systems
- Construct solutions to environmental problems using interdisciplinary approaches
- Demonstrate thorough competence in understanding quantitative and qualitative research methods as applied to questions related to the natural environment
- Apply comprehensive concepts and practical experience to ethical issues related to environmental science
- Prepare for the challenges and expectations of graduate degree programs and/or environmental careers"


Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:
No

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:

N/A


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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