Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.10
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Riverside
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
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?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Global Climate and Environmental Change

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:
"The Earth Science Department is excited to announce its new Graduate Program in Global Climate and Environmental Change. Graduate students in this program will be broadly trained in Geological perspectives of climate change including:

Using the excellent climate record preserved in the Sierra Nevada's glaciers, moraines, and lakes to decipher the pattern of local climate change and the relationship to Cenozoic glacial cycles.
Global and regional drivers for climate change and associated feedback mechanisms: from changes in tectonic regimes to fluctuations in the jet stream
Isotopic studies of modern glacial lakes, Quaternary lake cores, and alpine soils
Sedimentology of glacial deposits and stratigraphic relations with associated units
Evidence of gas hydrate destabilization and impact on both recent and ancient global climate change."

Website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Sciences

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):
This interdepartmental program provides students with broad training and exposure to the many facets of environmental science, as well as the specialized study of a specific research topic. Administered by nearly 50 UCR faculty from different environmentally related disciplines, research and course offerings are diverse, ranging from fundamental soil, aquatic, and atmospheric chemistry through resource and environmental management, economics and policy, to a host of other areas within both the natural and social sciences.

Website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Chemical and Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):
Offered by the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering in the Bourns College of Engineering. The program features both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Fields of specialization include:

Biochemical engineering
Environmental biotechnology
Advanced materials and nanotechnology
Electrochemical engineering
Molecular theory and simulation
Air quality systems engineering
Water quality systems engineering

Website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
Environmental Chemistry: http://chem.ucr.edu/research/environmental_chemistry.html

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:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy Focus

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
The School of Public Policy offers an Environmental Policy focus in the new MA program addressing sustainability and environmental regulations and justice at the local, regional, state and national level. Areas of concentration are energy, water, food security, air and water pollution and transportation.

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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Credit prepared by Michelle Baron and revised by Chelsea Lee.

Credit prepared by Michelle Baron and revised by Chelsea Lee.

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