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

STARS v2.2

University of Denver
AC-4: Graduate 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 program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Geography

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The PhD in geography emphasizes biogeography, climatology, cultural geography, economic geography, environmental change, geographic information science, geomorphology, human environment interaction, Latin America, population, Quaternary studies, transportation geography, water resources and urban geography.
Students in the program will be expected to produce a high-quality dissertation of substantial scope. A PhD in geography will prepare students to pursue careers in higher education, with federal and state agencies, and in a range of other fields requiring specialized geographic knowledge.


Website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
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):

Navigate the complex relationships between the environment, management, and policy by learning the principles and tools needed to thrive. From the evolving state of renewable energies to the impact of regulations, learn the ethical implications and management needs of the industry. Be equipped to solve environmental challenges in our local and global communities through innovative thinking, strategic analysis, and ethical leadership.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
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):

Although many law schools have environmental law programs, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s environmental and natural resources program is one of very few that introduces students to all of the aspects of environmental and natural resources law. In addition to offering courses in traditional areas of environmental law (air pollution, water pollution and hazardous waste law), the program also addresses the environmental aspects of land use law and growth management, mining law, oil and gas law, public land law, wildlife law, water law and energy law.

Just as significant, we pride ourselves on providing students with opportunities for hands-on experience in the practice of environmental and natural resources law. The wonderfully supportive Denver environmental and natural resources bar, our Legal Externship Program and Environmental Law Clinic provide unparalleled opportunities for learning what environmental and natural resources attorneys actually do every day and helping students decide what they want to do with their careers.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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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 School of Social Work, Sustainable Development and Global Practice concentration

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

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.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
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


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
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


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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