Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.27
Liaison Linda Kogan
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2018
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 David Havlick
Asst Professor/ Director Sustainable Development Minor
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
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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:
Geography and Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography is to provide students with an understanding of the discipline of geography. This includes courses in physical, human, and cultural geography, as well methods courses that provide exposure to the various tools and techniques of geographic research.

To earn a BA in Geography, students complete 38 credit hours of GES courses, 19 of which must be upper division. The curriculum is comprehensive and designed to serve students in potential careers in research, government, industry and education. As students fine-tune their interests in geography, a GES advisor or other faculty encourages students to follow one of four academic tracks. These tracks, which include a carefully selected set of related courses, are intended to accelerate and direct students toward a specific career. The tracks are as follows:

Human and Cultural Dynamics
Physical Systems
Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Geospatial Techniques

https://www.uccs.edu/geography/undergraduate_students/required_courses_tracks.html


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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:
Sustainable Development Minor

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

The interdisciplinary minor in Sustainable Development includes courses from a variety of departments and colleges at UCCS. Many of these emphasize experiential, project-based, and service learning. The minor is designed to foster a responsible citizenry at UCCS, which in turn contributes to sustainability efforts at local, regional, and national or international scales. Most broadly, the goal of the minor is to advance environmental protection, promote a fair and equitable society, and sustain a robust economy both locally and globally.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
BS in Physics with Energy Science Concentration

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

3. Energy Science Option: This option will prepare graduates for energy-related careers in industry and government and will provide the student with a strong background in the technical, economic, and instrumentation aspects of all energy resources. This option will prepare graduates for energy-related careers in industry and government and will provide the student with a strong background in the technical, economic, and instrumentation aspects of all energy resources.


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