Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date March 17, 2015
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (1st program):
Civil and Environmental Engineering sustainability specialty area within Environmental Engineering and Science.

A brief description of the graduate degree program (1st program):

Focus on sustainability as it applies to Environmental Engineering and Science in both developed and developing countries, includes areas such as sustainable engineering design, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), best management practices that improve “greenhouse gas” emissions and water quality, water treatment and reuse, water resources management, material life cycle analyses, and renewable energy, all in the context of economic, environmental, and social considerations.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Geography has MS and PhD degrees with specialization in Society, Space and Environments.

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

The program addresses human aspects of environment and sustainability that build upon foundations of human geography as an integrating social science to examine the interplay of socio-spatial processes involved in the shaping of the Earth’s natural and built environments.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
MBA concentration in Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability.

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

Students learn how to effectively manage company assets to address challenges of limited natural resources and unfair or unethical business practices. Additionally, a focus serving multiple stakeholders helps students develop the analytical skills to manage organizational change with an emphasis on ethical decision making.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Engineering graduate option in Energy and Sustainable Engineering (EaSE) for MS and PhD students.

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

An interdisciplinary approach to join the fields of science, engineering, environment and policy to study development of technologies for energy harvesting, conversion, transmission and use that are highly efficient and sustainable in future generations. Provides infrastructure for commerce in efficient and renewable ways that minimize adverse impact on the earth system.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems graduate minor with students majoring in their disciplinary programs.

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

An interdisciplinary program comprised of faculty from six colleges and graduate students from every college on campus. HDES examines connections between humans and their environments to enhance scholarship on the mutual interdependence of humans and their physical and social environments.


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