Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.93
Liaison Gabrielle Jette
Submission Date April 13, 2022

STARS v2.2

The Catholic University of America
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
No

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
NA

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
The School of Architecture and Planning Minor in Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The Catholic University of America is unique as the national University of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops, committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning. With this distinguished role as a leader of Christian thought and education in the Catholic community, our nation and the world, our duties toward the environment and our fellow human beings must exemplify environmental ethics as the preservation of creation — a symbiotic relationship between the preservation of human dignity, the environment, and society. We strive to provide an active example of environmental stewardship, inspired by the conviction that all creation is a gift from God.
The curriculum for the minor seeks to combine the liberal arts (ethics, social sciences, science and technology) with courses that focus on the practice of sustainability (mostly housed in the professional schools). The goal is to combine a strong foundation in Catholic teaching with an understanding of current scholarship and practical skills that students can take with them when they venture out into the workforce.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
The Honors Program Environment, Energy, and Policy Track

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

This Environmental Studies sequence focuses on some of the most urgent policy issues facing modern society, such as the sometimes conflicting demands for protecting the environment while supplying the energy needs of high technology-based companies.
The courses in this sequence are taught by faculty from the departments of Engineering, Economics, Politics, and Theology and Religious Studies.


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