Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.61
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

Tufts University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sara Gomez
Assistant Director
Environmental Studies Program
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Major in Applied Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Applied Environmental Studies major provides theoretical grounding of environmental principles while also providing robust training in quantitative methods, spatial analysis and communication skills required for success in the field. Students will be required to complete fifteen classes: five core courses, five skill-based courses, four courses in an area of specialization, and a project-based capstone or equivalent course. Students must also complete a pre-approved environmental internship (min. 100hrs; ENV 99). We recommend students to start with the gateway interdisciplinary course ENV 1 Introduction to Environmental Studies. This is a stand-alone major that does not require majoring in a second discipline, in contrast to the Environmental Studies co-major.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Co-major in Environmental Studies

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

The Environmental Studies Co-major allows students to master basic scientific principles of environmental processes to examine interactions between technology and the environment, and to explore the societal context for implementing environmental policy. This co-major requires the completion of five core courses and five courses in a thematic track. Students must also complete a pre-approved environmental internship (min. 100hrs; ENV 99). Students pursuing this major must double-major in a second discipline. We recommend students to start with the gateway interdisciplinary course ENV 1 Introduction to Environmental Studies.


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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 or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Environmental Science and Policy Minor (for Engineering Students)

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

"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."


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Food Systems and Nutrition Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (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 or concentration (3rd program):
Minor in Urban Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (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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