Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.46
Liaison Fortino Morales
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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University of California, Riverside
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 John Cook
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Sustainability Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

Sustainability is broadly understood as the pursuit of a livable world for all human and non-human life at present and in the future. The Sustainability Studies Bachelor of Science degree offered by the Gender and Sexuality Studies Department investigates the historical and contemporary ways environments change, and are changed by, human activity. Focusing on a range of challenges to sustainability including climate change, air and water pollution, toxic contamination, energy demands, economic growth, agricultural production, and environmental injustice, the B.S. curriculum offers a comparative, interdisciplinary, transnational approach to the theories and practices of building a sustainable future. Courses in gender and sustainability, natural and earth sciences, engineering, health and medicine, cultural studies, policy, media, and social sciences prepare students to respond to challenges to local, regional, and global sustainability. Students will be trained in feminist paradigms and methodologies associated with intersectionality, dialogue, and relation. Through in-depth, engaged learning experiences, this major educates global citizens who will be prepared for careers in industry, health care, public service, policy advocacy, education, and social activism relevant to sustainability.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

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

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at UC Riverside offers leading-edge research and education in fields that will change the future of health, energy, public safety, and the quality of our air, water, and land.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Environmental Sciences

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

An interdisciplinary department within the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside with both undergraduate and graduate programs in environmental science. The Department seeks to expand knowledge of the physical, chemical, biological and human components of the Earth System, through cutting edge research, rigorous student training and service to the community. The Department consists of 16 faculty and 50 graduate students, postdocs and research staff working within and across the fields of soil sciences, aquatic sciences, microbial ecology, atmospheric sciences and environmental economics and policy.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
No

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