Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.45
Liaison Bambi Ingram
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Abigail Franks
Intern
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)?:
No

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:
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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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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:
Peace, Justice, and Ecology Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
The Peace, Justice, and Ecology minor is an interdisciplinary program for students seeking a broad learning experience in human-ecological interactions, bio-cultural diversity, and strategies to foster social justice, peace, and environmental sustainability from a holistic perspective.

This minor offers you the opportunity to examine themes of ecological adaptation and sustainability as well as environmental health and human rights in local, cross-cultural, and global contexts. It will teach you to apply scientific, philosophical, and ethical reasoning to real-world problems.

The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Certificate in Sustainable Engineering Management and Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering offers a Sustainable Engineering Certificate. Undergraduate students who complete a certificate program will have greater depth in a specific technical area. Practicing engineers can acquire expertise and proficiency beyond a Bachelor's degree, and have it formally recognized without completing a program leading to a Master’s degree. To obtain this certificate, students must be admitted to the Department as either undergraduate or graduate students in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. Students who are not currently enrolled in the civil engineering program may be admitted as a non-degree seeking student to earn a certificate.
Certificates require a minimum of 15 semester hours consisting of one required undergraduate course (which will also count toward the B.S. in Civil Engineering at UAB) and four graduate-level elective courses in the area of specialization.
Examples of courses required:
CE 600 Sustainable Construction
CE 602 Construction Contracting, Bidding, and Estimating
CE 606 Advanced Project Management
CE 608 Green Building Design
CE 609 Advanced Topics in Engineering Law

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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
BS in Public Health with Enviro Health Studies and Global Health Studies concentration:

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
A concentration in Environmental Health Sciences will prepare you to protect both the environment and workers by identifying and eliminating health hazards in a variety of settings, as well as studying their effects on human and natural populations. Environmental health scientists work in public and private sector careers to address problems such as pollution, water safety, and ecosystem protection.
1. Understand historical milestones in public health and how they influence current practice.
2. Explain disease processes from a biological, environmental, social and behavioral perspective.
3. Identify the role of health disparities in studying the health needs of communities and improving population health.
4. Describe how data and study design methodology are utilized in quantifying public health problems.
5. Communicate public health approaches, messages, and findings effectively both orally and in writing.
6. Explain the toxicological basis for environmental and occupational agents in disease.
7. Apply environmental justice principles and ethical thinking to environmental and occupational settings.
8. Communicate with various audiences how occupational and environmental health professionals protect worker and public health.

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:
https://www.uab.edu/sustainability/academics/courses

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