Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.64
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date April 23, 2015
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State University of New York at Cortland
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Beth Klein
Campus Sustainability Coordinato
Early Childhood Education
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Conservation Biology

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

This major in the Biological Sciences Department provides a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and preserving Earth’s plant and animal species and the ecosystems on which they depend. Students in this major can prepare for entry into a variety of environmental professions or graduate school.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Outdoor Recreation

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

The outdoor recreation major in the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department allows students to focus on different aspects of the outdoor recreation/education field. Outdoor leadership, natural resource recreation management, camp management and environmental and cultural interpretation are designated concentrations in this major. This major, as well as the concentration in Natural Resource Recreation Management, is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Environmental and Outdoor Education Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

This interdisciplinary minor is open to students in all majors. It is valuable to students preparing for careers in elementary and secondary education, scouting, adventure programming, youth and community groups, nature centers, state and national parks and organized outdoor camping programs.

The minor is organized around a core group of courses and allows students to select one of the following specialized “tracks”: environmental education and interpretation, outdoor pursuits or organized camping.


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The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Concentration in Environmental Management

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

The concentration in environmental management provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the various environmental issues that confront society. This concentration is supported by the Economics Department.


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The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Concentration in Environmental Science - Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics

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

This major in the Biological Sciences Department provides a focused exposure to environmentally related areas of biology; This program in the Chemistry Department is designed to familiarize the student with the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems. In addition to the College’s General Education requirement for the bachelor of science or bachelor of arts, the following courses are required; This major in the Geology Department with a concentration in environmental science provides a broad-based program designed to meet the professional and graduate school demands of environmental geoscientists; This concentration in the Physics Department provides depth and a diversity of study in the sciences for students with a special interest in the environment. Cortland’s resources for teaching and research in this area are extensive. Special facilities at Hoxie Gorge, the Outdoor Education Center and Brauer Education Center play a role in the program.


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