Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.79
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date June 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Denver
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
BS in Environmental Science

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Environmental Science Program at DU is designed to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills to identify, analyze and resolve environmental issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Unlike programs offering degrees in environmental studies, DU's Environmental Science Program is grounded in the physical and natural sciences, providing students with a solid understanding of the physical properties governing the environment. Students learn not only about environmental issues, but how to use science to find solutions to environmental problems.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Ecology & Biodiversity

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

The Ecology and Biodiversity major focuses on topics in the life sciences at the organismal and ecosystem levels. It is intended for students interested in graduate programs in ecology, conservation biology, evolution or environmental sciences.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
BA in Environmental Science

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

The Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental science is designed to provide students with a grounding in the natural sciences while allowing for increased breadth in environmental elective courses. The BA program is ideal for students interested in pursuing careers in environmental policy, sustainable practices, environmental planning as well as a variety of other opportunities.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Sustainability minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

Sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, and to do so while maintaining ecological processes, functions, biodiversity, and productivity into the future. An understanding of sustainability includes learning about the scientific basis for sustainable resource use as well as the social and economic implications and/or costs of sustainable practices.
Students with interests in sustainability are encouraged to complete the sustainability minor. The sustainability minor is an excellent companion for students pursuing any major at the university.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Wellness minor

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

The Wellness minor inspires students to explore and pursue the connection between emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and community wellness. Students can pursue the Wellness minor without being part of the Wellness Living and Learning Community.

As an interdisciplinary minor, courses focus on wellness from the individual experience to the global perspective. Emphasis is placed on exploring wellness disparities and researching solutions to these issues. The minor involves opportunities to engage in wellness practices outside of the classroom. Additionally, each wellness minor is individually tailored to meet the academic needs of each student in relation to their major course of study.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Urban Studies Minor

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

The Urban Studies minor at DU offers a multidisciplinary introduction to a range of issues that are affecting cities today. Our courses examine the history and nature of urban life in the United States and other parts of the world. They explore topics such as inequality and poverty, gentrification, transportation and landscape planning, housing policy, sustainability, building design and development and more.

The majority of the world's population lives in cities. A minor in Urban Studies can prepare you to make informed decisions about urban policy, planning and development questions that face today's citizens and their communities. Careers in fields like urban planning and development, social work, public policy work and human services benefit from the kind of skills you'll develop with the minor in Urban Studies.


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