Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.09
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date April 17, 2015
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University of California, Santa Cruz
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Shauna Casey
Sustainability Programs Manager
Campus Sustainability Office
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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):
Enivronmental Studies Department

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

In the Environmental Studies Undergraduate Major, students learn how to move towards a more sustainable future for human and ecological systems.


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

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

Students will develop an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability; program provides the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Sustainability Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

Among the most critical societal challenges of the next 50 years are the rapidly-growing and linked ecological and social crises arising from stresses on supplies of energy, water and food. These crises are not simply about the adequacy of supply relative to demand, however; they are also the result of the complex social relations within and among societies, in the past, present and future. Dealing with such socio-ecological problems therefore requires robust interdisciplinary collaborations among engineers, social scientists and natural scientists. Moreover, in today’s rapidly-changing economy, college graduates will need to be flexible and adaptable, able to learn new knowledge and skills rapidly, and cognizant of the complex organization of society and technology. This minor is designed to foster both analytical ability and provide necessary learning.


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