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University of Arizona
AC-4: Graduate 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 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:
Economics, Law and the Environment

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The first of its kind in the nation, Program on Economics, Law, & the Environment (ELE) is a collaborative reseach and education initiative of The University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The program generates research on contemporary issues related to the use and conservation of environmental and natural resources, taking an innovative interdisciplinary approach to pair economic insights with theory, institutions, and practice of law.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Planning

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

The Planning Degree Program administers an interdisciplinary MS in planning and offers three broad areas of concentration: environmental/healthy cities planning, international/borderlands planning, and land use and community development.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Water, Society and Policy

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

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment now offers a Master of Science in Water, Society, and Policy (WSP). This program was developed because water sustainability is an emerging topic of importance, especially in the western United States. Water scarcity and conflict, due to a growing demand and competition for water, are issues that have broad reaching impacts for all people.

The WSP degree provides a multi-disciplinary exposure to human and environmental processes that affect water and watersheds. Students in this program gain understanding of the basic principles of hydrology, social science, management, law, and policy.


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:
Environmental Law, Science, and Policy

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

The Environmental Law, Science & Policy program gives students the chance to study and work alongside faculty with international reputations in their fields. The program is cross-disciplinary and collaborative, drawing on the University of Arizona’s strengths in science and environmental studies. The goal is to prepare students to engage at many levels of environmental law and policy: to first understand the nature of environmental problems, to learn how law and policy can address the problems, to represent clients in a fast-moving field and to act effectively in world where environmental law and policy issues are profoundly important.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
American Indian Studies Graduate Certificate in Renewable Natural Resources

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

The goal is to train graduate students and related professionals to be conversant with the problems of managing natural resources on American Indian reservations and off-reservation areas.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:
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The UA requires a supporting minor of at least nine units for the PhD. These minor classes are usually taken outside the major with departmental consent of the plan of study. For this reason, there are no specifically designated “graduate minors”, but there are many graduate level sustainability classes which, given department approval, can count towards a graduate minor degree.

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