Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.07
Liaison Michelle Bennett
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2020
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University of Delaware
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Michelle Bennett
Sustainability Manager
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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:
Sustainable Food Systems

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Our curriculum emphasizes the fundamentals of plant, soil, food, social and animal sciences, including basic chemical and mathematical principles, to the food system. Our overall goal is to provide food, feed and fiber in ways that are profitable, with considerations of food equity, while protecting the environment and preserving natural resources. At the forefront of this curriculum, we solve problems of agricultural production systems and critically evaluate these food systems in relation to their economic, environmental and social justice. You will learn the fundamentals of agronomy and related agricultural sciences required for sustainable food production and food security. Finally, you will apply your food systems knowledge in an experiential internship.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental and Resource Economics- Economics of Sustainability and Policy Concentration (BS)

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

A degree in Environmental & Resource Economics encourages you to think critically about how human decisions impact our environment and natural resources. Issues involving land use, water supply, water quality and the allocation of scarce natural resources are major concerns facing our society today.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

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

Our students are curious about how wild things work and the role they play in our world. From insects to birds, reptiles to mammals, algae to oaks, our Wildlife Ecology and Conservation students examines all non-domesticated living things and the challenges they face sharing the planet with humans. Conserving biodiversity is the underlying theme of our program with a unique blend of lectures, labs and field trips. Building on a solid foundation of the biological sciences, students specialize in all aspects of wildlife ecology, conservation, physiology, taxonomy, policy and human dimensions of wildlife. We have a hands-on curriculum where students learn by doing in both field based and laboratory classes.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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:
ESST-MIN, Environmental Sustainability

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

The Environmental Sustainability minor requires students to take Industrial Ecology and Global Sustainable Engineering, as well as a pollution control technology course, and two sustainability-focused courses.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
SET-MIN, Sustainable Energy Technology

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

The Sustainable Energy Technology minor requires students to take 9 core credits of engineering, 3 credits of Energy Policy, and 3 elective credits.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
SSTI-MIN, Sustainable Infrastructure

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

The Sustainable Infrastructure minor requires students to take Introduction to Sustainability Principles in Civil Engineering, a sustainability-focused civil engineering course, and three sustainability related electives.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors, concentrations and certificates:

Sustainable Apparel and Textile Innovation Minor; https://catalog.udel.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=11&poid=7330&hl


Additional documentation to support the submission:

Only received responses from College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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