Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.33
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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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:
Environmental Science & Geography (GES)

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The disciplines within the Geography & Environmental Systems Department traditionally encompass the study of patterns in both the natural and human environments. Our department's name highlights the importance of interactions between natural environmental systems and social, political and economic systems. The dynamic and interdisciplinary character of the field is becoming increasingly relevant for a range of societal and environmental problems, including those related to urban and suburban economic development, transportation, poverty and crime, spatial distributions of disease and health care, environmental justice, water resources and water quality, landscapes, soils and vegetation, biodiversity, habitat loss and climate change. Techniques and tools of spatial analysis widely used in the discipline include cartography, remote sensing and geographic information systems, all of which involve extensive application of computer technology. The undergraduate curriculum emphasizes analytical skills and provides a rigorous background through course work in social science, natural science and mathematics.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Environmental Science Minor

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Required courses include:

GES 120 – Introduction to Environmental Science
GES 220 – Environmental Science Lab and Field Techniques

Four Electives: A minimum of two of the four GES elective courses must come from the physical geography/environmental science side of the program. Two courses from the human geography/environmental studies side of the program can be used toward the minor.


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