Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.21
Liaison Jeannie Matheison
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
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University of Idaho
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jeannie L. Matheison
Director
Sustainability Center
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Environmental Science

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The University of Idaho Environmental Science Program provides you with comprehensive skills necessary to approach environmental change from multiple perspectives and apply your degree to influence management decisions. Doing so requires integration of many relevant disciplines such as biology, chemistry, ecology, economics, engineering, geography, hydrology, soil science, philosophy, physics, political science, and sociology.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Soil and Land Resources

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

Pursue your degree by digging deep into the field of soil science. Develop valuable expertise about the soil ecosystem and address soil issues related to sustainable agriculture and the environment while conducting lab-based experiments in a program where much of your learning will occur in independent research for your thesis or dissertation.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Plant Science

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

From crop-based biofuels to pest-resistant plants, plant science discoveries have made a profound impact on the world’s food production, natural resources and environment. This program prepares you to make your own contribution with a sophisticated understanding of biotechnology, weed science, crop management and much more, and opportunities to conduct independent research along leading faculty experts.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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:
Fire Ecology, Management and Technology Graduate Academic Certificate

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

This 15-credit certificate program is designed for traditional and non-traditional students who would like to receive more depth than a few courses in the concepts, science and tools currently used in fire ecology and management, or for those seeking educational requirements required for federal employment. After completing this certificate program students will have the ability to apply sound science to solve complex issues facing fire management. Many of our students combine this certificate with a Masters of Natural Resources, Master of Science or doctorate. Others have combined this with the restoration ecology certificate program.

To complete the certificate, students must take a total of 15 credits and meet the credit requirements of each course group listed in the program of study. Students must also earn a grade of "B" or better in each class to qualify for the certificate.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Environmental Water Science Graduate Academic Certificate

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

To earn the Environmental Science Graduate Academic Certificate, students take a total of 12 credits with an emphasis on water quality, hydrology, water management, and policy courses.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
MOSS Environmental Education and Science Communication Certificate

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

The McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) Graduate Certificate is designed for motivated PhD or M.S. students who wish to diversify their skill set and broaden the impact of their graduate work by developing expertise in science outreach and communication. Students spend nine months participating in select coursework, outreach, and TA experiences at the McCall Field Campus while continuing their graduate degree. The certificate program provides in-depth coursework in communication and outreach skills, and is customized to individual needs and goals of students. Students continue to work under their home advisor and thesis/dissertation committee, and are matched with an additional MOSS faculty advisor for guidance and supervision on Certificate-related work.


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 Water Science Graduate Academic Certificate:
http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/catalog/2015/environmental-water-science-graduate-academic-certificate.htm

-Fire Ecology, Management and Technology Graduate Academic Certificate: https://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/minors-and-certificates/fem-tech


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Research completed by Maraya Hanson, a senior studying Environmental Science and UI Sustainability Center Communications Coordinator.

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