Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 30.46
Liaison Caitlin Jillson
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2019
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Southern New Hampshire University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00
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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:
Major: Environmental Science

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The B.S. in Environmental Science at SNHU provides students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to meet 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 involved in the Environmental Science major are required to take 39 credits in environmental science and related natural and physical sciences. These courses cover topics such as environment and development, field studies, environmental law, and sustainable communities. In addition, students also take required courses in economics and sociology. In total, this program helps students make connections between the environment and how it is impacted by people and development.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Major: Anthropology

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

SNHU's B.A. in Anthropology includes a strong focus on Environmental Sustainability and helps the student recognize and respond to cultural and environmental challenges by exploring the past's interconnectedness to the future. The students will delve into the complexities of biological change and adaptation, investigate identity through a combination of modern and historical events and promote cultural awareness and change. Many of the courses use virtual experiences - from role-playing to tourism plans - to combine theory and problem-solving skills in an authentic way, helping the students make their mark as an engaged citizen of a diverse world.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Major: Geoscience with concentration in Natural Resources and Conservation

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

SNHU's B.S. in Geoscience online coursework covers climate change, alternative energy, sustainability and more of today's most important environmental challenges. The student will gain the skills and experience to meet intensifying demand for geoscience professionals specialized in energy, environmental protection, and land and resource management. The program gives the student a strong foundation in the physical sciences with a focus on geography, geology, earth systems science, physics, chemistry, and spatial awareness. The program emphasizes the use of geoscience data for their uses in problem-solving and establishing policies that support effective resource management, public health and safety, and environmental protection.


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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:
Certificate: Sustainability

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

"In today's world, it's essential to go green, which means living and working sustainably. Public opinion, political pressure, emerging business opportunities, and ecological realities have created sustainability-focused career options in nearly every major job sector. The Sustainability Certificate at SNHU provides students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to succeed in these careers. SNHU's 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. Its many one-of-a-kind features are designed to meet the demand for sustainability-focused professionals of many different types in today's job market, especially in the private sector.

The Sustainability Certificate is especially for students pursuing bachelor's degrees in SNHU's School of Business or enrolled in other complementary SNHU degree programs, such as the base program or any concentration of B.S. in Environmental Science other than the Compliance and Sustainability Concentration. It also is open to anyone not already enrolled in a degree program at SNHU who is interested in earning a stand-alone undergraduate certificate in the sustainability field."


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Concentration: Compliance and Sustainability

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

Students in the Compliance and Sustainability concentration will learn about energy policy, sustainable business practices, environmental law, politics, and more. They will learn many different ways that businesses and governments can impact the environment now and into the future.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Minor: Environmental Studies

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

This course of study is designed for students who are not pursuing an environmental degree. As environmental concerns become more relevant, a minor in Environmental Studies can enhance one's education and expand career opportunities.


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