Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.35
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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University of Arizona
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Benjamin Champion
Director
Office of 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)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Sustainable Built Environments

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture is pleased to offer an extraordinary degree opportunity for students interested in entering the new green economy. The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments is a solutions-based, interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that educates students in the comprehensive understanding of environmental design, planning, and management challenges. Graduates are prepared for challenges to be met in a rapidly developing world with global issues of an unprecedented nature. Students learn a comprehensive understanding of sustainability principles and are prepared with the skills to make our communities, buildings, and landscapes more sustainable.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental and Water Resource Economics

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

A degree in Environmental Water Resource and Economics (EWRE) prepares students to assume responsible positions in the management of the world's natural and human resources. Students develop skills through their studies in agribusiness management, finance, economic theory, natural resource economics, environmental regulation, quantitative techniques, and economic development, both domestic and international. In the Environmental & Water Resource Economics major you will: receive training in environmental and natural resource economics and quantitative methods as well as integrate your studies with science, politics, law, information technology, project management, marketing, and communications. Students in this major will take four core classes and then design their own degree drawing from courses in three areas of specialization: Environmental and Water Sciences, Management and Policy, or Quantitative Methods.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Natural Resources

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

Students can select any of the six options or emphasis areas in the Natural Resources Major:
Conservation Biology | Ecology and Management of Rangelands l Fisheries Conservation & Management | Wildlife Conservation & Management | Global Change Ecology and Management | Watershed Management and Ecohydrology

Each academic option provides the background required for at least entry-level positions with most agencies and organizations involved in natural resources conservation and management, and for graduate programs in applied ecology or resource management.


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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:
Natural Resources

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

Like the major above, that Natural Resources Minor offers information that will help student qualify for entry level positions in natural resource management or wildlife conservation.
Students can receive minors in Natural Resources for the following areas:
Conservation Biology
Fisheries Conservation and Management
Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands
Watershed Management and Ecohydrology
Wildlife Conservation and Management


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Soils, Water and Environmental Science (SWES)

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

The SWES minor provides students with scientific tools and experience needed to inform practitioners and policymakers in the areas on environmental science, including but not limited to, industrial hygiene, ecology, environmental chemistry, environmental law and more.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors, concentrations and certificates:

The UA Green Degree Guide lists other undergraduate-level sustainability minors, concentrations, and certificates: http://www.environment.arizona.edu/green-guides/degree


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