Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.07
Liaison Michelle Bennett
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2020
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University of Delaware
AC-4: Graduate Program

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Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Michelle Bennett
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Energy and Environmental Policy (MEEP, PhD)

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The graduate program in Energy and Environmental Policy prepares students to contribute to the improvement of environmental and energy policy through the development of an interdisciplinary understanding of the interactions of society, resources, and the environment. The Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP) offers a Masters degree and a Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Policy with the support of five colleges at the University: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Science, Business and Economics, Engineering (where CEEP is housed), Earth, Ocean and Environment. The degrees are intended for individuals who wish to focus their graduate programs on interdisciplinary study of the field of energy and environmental policy.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Water Science and Policy (MS & PhD)

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

Water is a valuable resource that is critical for the health, vitality, and long-term sustainability of all natural ecosystems. For humans, water plays an essential role in food and energy production, transportation, and recreation.
Worldwide, however, water resources are at a risk. Unsustainable population growth, land-use changes, pollution, and global climate change all threaten the distribution, quantity, and quality of the water on which all life depends.
Protecting and preserving our water resources requires that we take a “big picture” approach that addresses where water comes from, where it goes, how it travels, how it is used by living things, what’s in it, and how to remediate problems and develop policies to protect water.
The interdisciplinary program in Water Science & Policy educates students to address the complex challenges that we face today; to develop solutions that are socially acceptable, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable; and to be true stewards of our environment.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Agriculture and Resource Economics (MS)

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

The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Agricultural and Resource Economics provides students with the training to succeed in a competitive Ph.D. program, while offering the perspectives and skills necessary to work for an agribusiness firm or government agency. The program was developed to provide advanced study and experience in natural resources management, field ecology, environmental science and related fields that are not readily available at other local colleges and universities.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

Plant and Social Science (MS and Ph.D)- https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/canr/departments/plant-and-soil-sciences/graduate-programs/plant-science-graduate/

Wildlife Ecology (MS) - https://catalog.udel.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=30&poid=21336&hl=wildlife+ecology&returnto=search

Entomology (MS) - https://catalog.udel.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=30&poid=21335&hl=wildlife+ecology&returnto=search

Entomology and Wildlife Ecology (Ph.D) -https://catalog.udel.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=30&poid=21337&hl=wildlife+ecology&returnto=search


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:
Graduate Certificate in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business

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

The graduate certificate provides a foundation of knowledge needed to manage design, product development, buying, promotion, sourcing, and production of apparel, textiles, and footwear in ways that are socially responsible and sustainable.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Engineering and Policy

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

This interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Engineering and Policy (REEP-CERT) is offered by the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. It is designed for those with an undergraduate degree in a Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM) field who seek to strengthen their knowledge of renewable energy technologies and policy, and, if course prerequisites are met, can be earned by matriculated graduate students as well as by those in graduate/non-degree status.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Graduate Certificate In Wind Power Science, Engineering And Policy

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

Wind power is a rapidly growing and evolving field that
crosses traditional academic disciplines and increasingly
requires practitioners who understand the relationships
among the various components of wind turbines, the
environment, regulations and society.
Those aspiring to work and advance in the field must
have a basic understanding of wind turbine mechanical
and electrical systems, including the integration
of variable generation into the electrical grid, the
multiple factors governing selection of optimum sites
to locate wind power projects, the economics and
regulatory policies governing wind power and the complex ways in which society’s
understanding and acceptance of renewable energy power generation can
impact wind projects.


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

Geographic Information Science Certificate - https://catalog.udel.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=30&poid=21542&returnto=3830

Minerals, Materials, and Society Certificate - https://catalog.udel.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=30&poid=21699&returnto=3830

Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business Certificate - https://catalog.udel.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=30&poid=21402&returnto=3830


Additional documentation to support the submission:

Only received responses from College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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