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St. John's University, New York
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

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Complete 2.65 / 8.00 Joanna Shields
STARS Research Analyst
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Number of students who graduated from a program that has adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
3,734

Total number of graduates from degree programs:
11,270

A copy of the list or inventory of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:
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A list of degree, diploma or certificate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

"The core competencies and knowledge bases, the goals and outcomes of the core curriculum, are the institutional goals for student learning that characterize a liberal arts education distinctive to St. John's University."

There are multiple sustainability learning outcomes present in the 'knowledge bases' determined and formally adopted by the university and incorporated into the core curriculum coursework, which take a prominent role in every university degree program.
(More information can be found at http://www.stjohns.edu/about/administrative-offices/provost/assessment-tools)

Sustainable Specific Programs include:
1. B.S. in Environmental Science:"The 126-credit Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science emphasizes the natural sciences coupled with mathematics, and supplemented by select social sciences. The interdisciplinary program allows students to examine the critical issues of climate change, pollution, and sustainability, while also developing the skills necessary to succeed in careers related to these fields."

2.B.A. in Environmental Sustainability and Decision-Making: "The 126-credit Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Sustainability and Decision-Making emphasizes social sciences and the humanities, with a special focus on philosophical and theological perspectives. The interdisciplinary program allows students to examine the critical issues of climate change, pollution, and sustainability from moral, political, social, and scientific perspectives, while also developing the skills necessary to succeed in careers related to these fields."

3. The M.A. in Global Development and Social Justice: "Aims at best practices and leadership in global development. Our mission of social justice and human rights advocacy, grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, is reflected through our innovative online methodology. We seek to provide education, especially to those lacking economic, and/or social means. This innovative multidisciplinary program is chaired by the Director of the Center for Global Development. It combines classroom instruction with online learning to offer students the flexibility to pursue in-depth research in a broad variety of critical areas related to development and social justice that can be accessed worldwide. Furthermore, our committed faculty and support staff teach students how to search out the causes of poverty and social injustice and encourage them to explore and identify solutions which are adaptable, effective, and concrete."


A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with degree, diploma or certificate programs (if not included in an inventory above):

All sustainable academic programs have midterms, finals, and class projects to asses the learning proficiency of the students enrolled.


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability learning outcomes is available:

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