Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.70
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Tyra Byers
Program Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:
Bachelor of Science - Natural Resource Management and Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The natural resource management and sustainability major is suited for students interested in natural resource management, but who seek a more flexible curriculum. The curriculum provides a combination of knowledge and skills in biological and ecological sciences, natural resource management and social sciences needed to address complex natural resource challenges. Students in the natural resource management and sustainability major have the flexibility to integrate courses from one or more of the other majors. Additionally, curricula in the areas of emphasis are designed to facilitate earning an interdisciplinary certificate in the area of study. Graduates will be prepared to pursue careers in the public and private sectors, or pursue additional training in graduate studies.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Bachelor of Science - Environmental Economics and Management (B.S.E.S)

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

The Environmental Economics and Management major prepares students for public and private positions in natural and environmental resource analysis and management. Students in this major receive training in resource economics, environmental economics, economic theory and quantitative decisions making techniques. Through working with their faculty advisor, students may choose to specialize in a particular area of natural and environmental resource management, including water resource management, conservation, regional or community development, or management of public or private resources. The courses within this major provide students with the necessary background to work effectively with professionals in many fields.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Bachelor of Arts - Ecology

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

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Ecology provides a strong foundation in Ecology with an emphasis on the application of ecology to issues of societal importance such as conservation and climate change. Students pursuing this degree track will likely seek careers in environmental policy, conservation or similar fields. This is also an appropriate degree for students interested in environmental law or journalism.
Text source: http://www.ecology.uga.edu/degree.php?Major_in_Ecology-25/


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 or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

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

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The sustainability certificate equips students with the skills to make significant, systemic changes in their communities, paving the way for a more sustainable future. Through the process of obtaining the sustainability certificate, students gain knowledge about the myriad of issues pertaining to sustainability, achieve enlightened perspectives about what sustainability means for individuals, communities, and the world, and acquire experience applying this understanding to meaningful, real-world situations.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Environmental Ethics Certificate

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

The Environmental Ethics Certificate Program (EECP) is a non-degree program offered as an enhancement to an undergraduate or graduate degree. The EECP provides an interdisciplinary forum for students, faculty, and the community to discuss social and scientific responsibilities toward our environment. // The Program seeks to unify people from a diversity of disciplines in discussion and decision-making about environmental problems that involve competing values. The Program provides a forum where philosophers, scientists and people from all other disciplines can discuss social and scientific responsibilities toward our environment in a rational manner which clearly defines problems, considers all the information, and maintains our values.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Local Food Systems Certificate

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

The UGA Certificate in Local Foods is an interdisciplinary certificate designed to give students an overview of the concepts and issues of the local food movement. Students from any major, who have a professional or personal interest in local food systems, are provided the opportunity to explore the many interconnected issues of growing and consuming food grown. The course of study for the certificate insures students receive a balanced view and deeper understanding both the production and nutritional aspects, as well as the complexities of safeguarding the environment and providing for those less fortunate.
Text source: http://ugalocalfoodsystems.uga.edu/Uga_Local_Foods_Certificate/About.html


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