Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.83
Liaison James Vollrath
Submission Date Dec. 16, 2019
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Texas State University, San Marcos
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 James Vollrath
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Geography Resource and Environmetal Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Geography Resource and Environmental Studies concentration prepares students for a wide variety of government and private sector occupations relating to resource conservation and/or environmental management. Check http://www.geo.txstate.edu for more information. Graduates pursue careers with employers such as the Texas General Land Office, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Parks and Wildlife, the National Geographic Society, the Lower Colorado River Authority, the San Antonio Water System, Motorola, Valero Energy and various private–sector environmental consulting firms.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Agriculture

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

Agriculture majors are provided a broad exposure to agriculture. With this curriculum, students may expect to manage a ranch or a farm, or work in any career that requires a general agriculture education such as county extension agents, banking, or government service.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Geography

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

The geography major under the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees provides flexibility in designing unique programs for students with highly specialized career or graduate study objectives. Students electing to follow this major are strongly encouraged to work with a faculty member with experience in their special area of interest.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Environmental Interpretation certificate

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

The certificate provides the recipient with a relevant background in environmental interpretation to prepare students to work as interpretive guides in parks and other tourism venues and work in the professional areas of public information/education in resource management agencies.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Water Resources Policy Certificate

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

It provides the recipient with a working knowledge of water resources in sufficient detail that they are prepared for a professional position involving water resources management and policy.


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

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

A minor in agriculture is ideal for someone majoring in the life sciences, family and consumer sciences, or in any discipline where knowledge of the food and fiber industry would be beneficial.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors, concentrations and certificates:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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