Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.04
Liaison Shoshana Blank
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Tufts University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Colin Orians
Program Director
Environmental Studies
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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:
Major in Applied Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

This major provides theoretical grounding of environmental principles while also providing robust training in quantitative methods, spatial analysis and communication skills. Students specialize in one of these areas: 1) Environmental Science, 2) Sustainability, Policy and Equity, 3) Environmental Communication, 4) Food Systems, Nutrition and the Environment, 5) Environmental Humanities.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

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

The goals of the BSEVE (Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering) program are to develop a broad understanding of environmental engineering, its relationship to the physical, chemical, health, and earth sciences, and its interaction with the humanities, arts, and social sciences. The comprehensive view of environmental engineering comprising the program includes treatment; health, safety, and risk assessment; pollution prevention; modeling and simulation of environmental systems; and the design and operation of engineered works. All three environmental media are addressed: air, soil, and the traditional departmental strength in water. The curriculum emphasizes the application of mathematics, basic science, computing, engineering science, and multidisciplinary thinking in environmental engineering and seeks to foster enterprise and leadership by developing skills in oral and written communication, project management, policy development economics, and planning. The program prepares students to pursue professional engineering careers in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.


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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 Science and Policy Minor (for Engineering Students)

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

"The minor is designed to give engineering majors greater exposure to natural and social sciences, thereby deepening students' understanding of the causes and solutions to problems related to environmental sustainability. The minor focuses on the integration of knowledge and approaches from different fields for the preservation and improvement of the environment.

The goal of the minor is to empower student navigation across disciplines and to prepare engineering students for interdisciplinary collaboration in the area of environmental sustainability. The faculty advisor for this minor is John Durant, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering."


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Food Systems and Nutrition Minor

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

The Food Systems and Nutrition minor encompasses a wide array of topics addressing sustainable food production, policy, access and nutrition.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Minor in Urban Studies

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

Students examine the interplay among the different groups occupying the urban space, the problems they confront, their struggle for recognition and power, and the forces shaping the physical terrain they inhabit. Students can pursue interests in urban history, urban design, neighborhood revitalization, economic development, social movements, and world urbanization. It also can be an intellectually exciting focus for interdisciplinary exploration, because understanding urban phenomena requires synthesizing knowledge from a broad range of the social sciences and humanities.


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