Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.97
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date March 13, 2019
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University of Miami
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Ecosystem Science and Policy

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Ecosystem Science and Policy program offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). Students earning a B.S. in ECS must also complete a science track to deepen their understanding of a specific area. Students earning a B.A. in ECS complete a series of courses with a stronger social science focus. ECS courses for both degrees emphasize integration of science and policy approaches to real-world environmental issues. Students are required to complete either an environmentally related internship or a research project with the Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy or with other UM faculty.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Marine Ecosystems and Society

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

The Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society (MES) fosters innovative, collaborative and multidisciplinary research and education centered on the conservation and sustainability of marine ecosystems and the services they provide to society. We define marine ecosystems broadly to include fisheries, aquaculture, coastal zones with fresh and marine water interfaces, which interact with weather and climate on a range of timescales.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

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

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

To obtain the sustainability certificate, students will complete the People & Society cognate “Global Sustainability: Living on a Finite Planet.” (For details on the cognate, see below or use the cognate [9 credits] search engine.)

The Global Sustainability cognate will earn students 9 of the 18 credits needed for the Sustainability Certificate. In addition, students will take 9 more credits from courses included in the cognate or from a list of approved courses (see below). Students may take the additional 9 credits to align with their major or minor, or individual interests (e.g., energy, green buildings, natural resource management).


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