Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.26
Liaison Jennifer deHart
Submission Date March 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Unity College
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Stacey Hachey
Administrative Assistant
Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master’s in Professional Science: Sustainability Science

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Sustainability science is a problem-based, solution-oriented framework for creating a resilient civilization. The framework combines technical sustainability with skills based in the social sciences and humanities to create effective change agents who can work within the context of political, economic, and cultural concerns. Mitigation and adaptation to climate change is emphasized along with biodiversity conservation, resource conservation, and mitigation of pollution. Students within this track should expect to explore, debate, and research possible solutions to climate change from a variety of viewpoints.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master’s in Professional Science: Sustainable Natural Resource Management

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

This online master’s degree in Sustainable Natural Resource Management uses a transdisciplinary process for understanding and managing the natural world. Important factors impacting natural communities include climate change and habitat disruption. Understanding the management of the changing environment will be crucial to adaptation and creating sustainable management practices over the coming century.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Sustainable Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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

The Sustainable MBA gives students the skills they need to further the sustainable business movement and make the business case for applicable sustainability innovations. The program assists current and aspiring leaders of organizations in implementing sustainability measures to engage stakeholders, cut costs, and reduce liabilities, in order to better retain employees, become more profitable, boost their reputation and have a positive environmental or social impact.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Certificate in Sustainability

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

Sustainability is a problem-based, solution-oriented framework for creating a resilient civilization. Mitigation and adaptation to climate change is emphasized along with biodiversity conservation, resource conservation, and mitigation of pollution. Students within this graduate certificate should expect to explore, debate, and research possible sustainability solutions from a variety of viewpoints.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Certificate in Environmental Geographic Information Science (GIScience)

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

Environmental scientists can analyze and interpret environmental data while Geographic Information Systems (GIS) scientists can manage and manipulate data. Unity College’s Environmental GIScience Graduate Certificate will prepare students to meld the two by integrating spatial technologies and environmental information. Hands-on experience through online projects and research will engage students in course activities and allow for increased comprehension of the science, concepts, and skills they need to become leaders in their chosen environmental fields.


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