Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.15 / 10.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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The number of graduates covered by the sustainability learning outcomes:
4,338

Total number of graduates :
20,144

A list of degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

1. Agricultural and Resource Economics Undergraduate Major and Doctoral Degrees
2. American Studies Masters Degrees
3. Animal and Avian Sciences Undergraduate Major
4. Anthropology Undergraduate Major
5. Architecture Undergraduate Major and Masters Degrees
6. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Undergraduate Major and Doctoral Degrees
7. Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics Doctoral Degrees
8. Bioengineering Masters Degrees
9. Biological Resources Engineering Masters Degrees
10. Biology Masters Degrees
11. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Undergraduate Major
12. Chemistry Undergraduate Major
13. Chinese Undergraduate Major
14. Civil Engineering Masters Degrees
15. Communication Masters Degrees
16. Entomology Masters Degrees
17. Environmental Science and Policy Undergraduate Major
18. Environmental Science and Technology Undergraduate Major, Masters and Doctoral Degrees
19. Food Science Masters and Doctoral Degrees
20. Geography Undergraduate Major and Doctoral Degrees
21. Geology Undergraduate Major and Doctoral Degrees
22. Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences Masters and Doctoral Degrees
23. Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health Masters Degrees
24. Nutrition Masters Degrees
25. Supply Chain Management
26. Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Masters and Doctoral Degrees
27. Urban and Regional Planning and Design Doctoral Degrees


The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of degree programs that have specified sustainability learning outcomes is available:
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A copy of the sustainability course inventory :
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A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with the degree programs:

1. Anthropology Undergraduate Major Learning Outcomes:

Having completed the degree program, students should have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

Students shall have an integrated knowledge, awareness and understanding of a culturally and biologically diverse world.
Students shall demonstrate an understanding of culture and society.
Students shall demonstrate the ability to understand complex research problems, and articulate appropriate methods and theory.

2. Geography Undergraduate Major Learning Outcomes:

Having completed the degree program, students should have acquired the following knowledge and skills:
Possess an understanding of the nature of the physical systems and processes of the Earth's environment and their interactions.
Understand the nature of the geographical approach and its value in understanding human-environment relationships.
Know the methods and techniques of data collection, display and analysis used in the study of environmental systems.


The programs in UMD's Graduate School generally have learning outcomes about writing a thesis or dissertation. The digital repository of theses and dissertations was used to find graduate programs in which 10% or more of students completed a sustainability-related thesis or dissertation.

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