Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.81
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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University of Denver
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Chad King
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainbility
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (1st program):
Geography

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

Areas of emphasis at the doctorate level include biogeography, climatology, cultural geography, economic geography, geographic information science, geomorphology, global change, human environment interaction, Latin America, population, remote sensing, Quaternary studies, transportation geography, urban geography.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (1st program) :
The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Policy and Management

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

In the Environmental Policy and Management program, you will expand or acquire knowledge in natural resources, health and safety, renewable energies, and policy and management as each relates to the environment. As the environmental field continues to grow and develop in emerging areas, industry professionals are tasked with crafting sound environmental practices, applying practical knowledge, and developing ethical management philosophies to better meet the needs of the environmental industry.

You will develop a strategic approach while learning the fundamental interconnections among the environment, technology, markets, law, and policy. Be equipped to solve the environmental challenges in our local and global communities through innovative thinking, analysis, and in-depth knowledge of environmental policy and management.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program

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

No other law school in the United States offers a specialized program in environmental and natural resources law with the breadth, scope and opportunities provided at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Our program is unique in terms of the number and variety of domestic and international course offerings. The curriculum emphasizes both theoretical and experiential knowledge and students can explore practical and ethical contributions to current and future environmental and natural resource issues.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Graduate School of Social Work, Sustainable Development and Global Practice concentration

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

Humans need an ecological understanding of their place in the natural environment to promote personal health and well-being, environmental awareness, sense of belonging in a community, sustainability, resilience and advocacy. Students will develop practice behaviors in assessment, community engagement, education, health promotion, mobilization, organizing, poverty reduction, environmental preservation and capacity building strategies. Students in the Sustainable Development and Global Practice concentration will learn about local and global policies and laws relevant to humane treatment of human and animals, human security,
sustainable development strategies in countries emerging from conflict, conservation of nature, biodiversity and sustainability, land use, and water use.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Energy and Sustainability certificate

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

For this certificate, study how non-renewable and renewable energy sources are developed, used, regulated, and financed. Learn strategies, sustainability concepts, and energy systems throughout your experience in the graduate certificate program for Energy and Sustainability. You will learn how to:

Recognize and assess trends in renewable energy

Craft sustainability plans and reports

Develop environmental policies

Advocate for the use of sustainable practices


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Natural Resource Management certificate

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

For organizations that plan or regulate the use of natural resources, they require leaders who understand the nuances of these resources and the impact they have on the quality of life for both present and future generations.

Expand and enhance your knowledge of natural resources, water management, zoning, forestry, mining, and land use in this concentration designed to advance your managerial career in the area of natural resources. You will learn:

Ecological impact and environmental issues

Organizational leadership and management

Technology

Communication techniques

Protection and use of natural resources


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:

Environmental Management Certificate
Environmental Policy Certificate
Environmental Health and Safety Certificate
http://universitycollege.du.edu/epm


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