Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Dec. 4, 2020
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University of Florida
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Liz Storn
Program Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Bachelor's in Sustainability Studies - College of Liberal Arts and Science

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Sustainability Studies prepares students for global citizenship while providing the knowledge and skill sets that are increasingly in demand.

Maintaining environmental health, creating economic welfare, and pursuing social justice in a changing world are tough challenges. Sustainability Studies students gain understanding of the ways in which these three goals are interdependent and explore how they best can be pursued over the long term on local, national, and global levels.

Students put their knowledge to work on campus and in the local community in the capstone course, Sustainability in Action. Students put their knowledge to work on campus and in the local community in the capstone course, Sustainability in Action.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Bachelor's in Sustainability and the Built Environment - College of Design, Construction, and Planning

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

Whether it is the redesign and rehabilitation of existing structures or innovative new design, students will be provided a theoretical foundation for seeking sustainable solutions to problems in the built environment. The degree program is supported by the globally recognized expertise in sustainability of the faculty in the College of Design, Construction and Planning and from across campus.

Graduates will have excellent opportunities for work in various green industries, for government agencies involved with regulation and management of the built environment and with nonprofit organizations promoting the principles of sustainability. Additionally students will be prepared to enter graduate school in architecture, building construction, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning.

https://catalog.ufl.edu/UGRD/colleges-schools/UGDCP/SUB_BSUB_BSUB01/


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Natural Resource Conservation Major - College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

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

All NRC majors are required to complete core work in nine content areas (minimum 25 credits): professional seminar, ecology, quantitative analysis and assessment, natural history, human dimensions, policy and economics, field applications, spatial analysis, and capstone experience. These courses embrace a variety of conservation objectives and span local to global scales. They stress the complexities in achieving social, environmental, and economic sustainability; develop critical thinking skills; create significant and valuable field experience; and provide the tools needed for graduates to manage, conserve, and educate people about natural resources.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Minor in Sustainability Studies - College of Liberal Arts and Science

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

Sustainability Studies prepares students for global citizenship while providing the knowledge and skill sets that are increasingly in demand. Maintaining environmental health, creating economic welfare, and pursuing social justice in a changing world are tough challenges. Sustainability Studies students gain understanding of the ways in which these three goals are interdependent and explore how they best can be pursued over the long term on local, national, and global levels.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Sustainability and the Built Environment Minor - College of Design, Construction and Planning

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

The sustainability and the built environment minor introduces the challenges of planning, design, and construction of human structures and settlements. Courses provide an overview of environmental and cultural issues as they apply to design, planning sustainable applications and solutions. Field trips to broaden and expand students' educational experiences through study of planning, design, construction and sustainability projects are required.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Organic and Sustainable Crop Production Minor - Department of Horticultural Sciences

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

The Department of Horticultural Sciences offers this interdisciplinary minor, which is open to any UF student, and encompasses organic and sustainable practices in horticulture and plant science.


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:

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration: Area of Specialization: Sustainability Studies (SUS) - https://warrington.ufl.edu/undergraduate-academics/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2018/04/CLAS-Sustainability-Studies.pdf
- The Sustainability Studies area of specialization is characterized by three overarching concerns: maintaining ecological and environmental health; creating economic welfare; and ensuring social justice. The aim of the area of specialization in Sustainability Studies is to help students understand the ways in which these three concerns are interrelated and to explore how they best can be pursued at local, national, and global scales.


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