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Stony Brook University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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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):
Sustainability Studies

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

The Sustainability Studies major, leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree which provides the skills, knowledge and preparation for students to understand and address, the environmental, social, political, economic and ethical issues related to the transformation of our current societies to ones that are sustainable. The curriculum integrates principles and methodologies from social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Humanities

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

The Environmental Humanities major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. It draws together a range of disciplines, that explore human understanding and the interpretation of nature. This field of study prepares students, to lead efforts in revitalizing the public understanding of the natural world. The curriculum integrates disciplines from social sciences and the humanities including: writing, literature, philosophy, history anthropology, archaeology, art and architectural history.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Environmental Design, Policy and Planning

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

The Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning field of study, leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. It provides the skills, knowledge, and preparation for students to understand and address complex issues related to development, land-use, urbanization and suburban sprawl. The curriculum integrates principles and methodologies from social sciences, natural sciences and the humanities. The goal is to address the complex scientific, legal, ethical, political, environmental and socio-economic issues that surround the development, management and use of the constructed environment.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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):
Coastal Environmental Studies

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

The Coastal Environmental Studies minor, provides the skills, knowledge, and preparation for students to assess and address coastal environmental problems. The curriculum integrates principles and methodologies from the physical sciences, natural sciences, and physical geography. It is coupled with an understanding of environmental ethics, environmental policy, and environmental law. The minor helps to prepare students in assessment, abatement and/or regulation of a wide range of coastal environmental issues. It is a complimentary minor for students interested in environmental science, marine science, geoscience, environmental planning and other related fields.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Ecosystems and Human Impact

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

The Ecosystems and Human Impact minor provide the skills, knowledge, and preparation for students to assess and address the complex interaction, of humans and natural environments. The curriculum integrates principles and methodologies from ecology, biology, genetics, anthropology, human ecology and geography. It is combined with an understanding of economics, ethics, and policy within a global perspective.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Sustainability Studies

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

The Sustainability Studies minor provide the skills, knowledge and preparation for students to understand and address the environmental, social, political, economic and ethical issues related to the transformation of our current societies, into ones that are more sustainable. The curriculum integrates principles and methodologies from social sciences, natural sciences, and the humanities.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name, brief description and URL of all other undergraduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

Environmental Design, Policy and Planning
The Environmental Design, Policy, and Planning minor, provides the skills, knowledge, and preparation for students to understand and address complex issues related to development, land-use, urbanization, and suburban sprawl. The curriculum integrates principles and methodologies from social sciences, natural sciences, and the humanities. The goal is to address the complex scientific, legal, ethical, political, environmental, and socio-economic issues that surround the development, management, and use of the constructed environment.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/sustainability/minors/EDPminor.html

Geospatial Sciences:
Geospatial Sciences are used in various disciplines for research, decision making, data analysis and planning. One of the major tools used in these analyses is Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software. The Minor in Geospatial Sciences is a flexible undergraduate minor, that allows students to draw from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, to acquire the necessary training in geospatial analysis to complement their area of study. Students will receive training in the use of Geographical Information System software and may choose from several electives to broaden their experience in geospatial sciences.

http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/sustainability/minors/GSSminor.html


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