Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.00
Liaison Jonna Korpi
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2019
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University of Minnesota, Duluth
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mindy Granley
Sustainability Director
UMD Office of Sustainability
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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:
Master of Environmental Education Program

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The purpose of this program is to develop advanced practitioners in EE who will take on leadership roles through positions such as EE specialists and directors at nature centers, outdoor and EE centers, natural resource agencies, conservation groups, park and recreation programs, and in P-16 school settings. Core requirements include teaching methodology in formal and non-formal settings; program development, management, and evaluation; theory; and research. Elective courses are used for supporting the final project and/or specific areas of interest. Final project options for this Plan B Master's Degree include a research-based project or journal article, field project, or curriculum project. The degree is intended to be completed in two years, and a minimum of 34 credits is required. Coursework is offered primarily on-campus (in person); some electives are available on-line. Summer coursework is limited, and most students spend summers away from campus gaining relevant experience.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Science, Water Resources Science

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

The Water Resources Science (WRS) graduate program is an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional program offered on the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. The WRS program is committed to the education goals of producing scientists with strong technical skills, developing a holistic understanding of the hydrologic cycle and associated ecosystems, and generating an understanding of the interplay between the bio-physical sciences and the social sciences in developing and implementing public policies related to water. The program draws on numerous water-related courses from departments on the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses, and is administered by the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center. The Water Resources Center is affiliated with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and University of Minnesota Extension.


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

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

The Master of Liberal Studies Program offers students an opportunity to assemble a degree that suits their individual interests and career objectives. Students work with the best faculty across UMD. With the help of their advisors, students adopt multiple approaches to solve the most important problems facing our community, our region, and our lives as individuals. The Program allows students to designate one of four emphases to help focus their work.
Emphasis in Sustainability Studies
Emphasis in the History of Ideas
Emphasis in Media Studies
Emphasis in Global Indigenous Studies


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

Civil Engineering (MS)
Environmental Health and Safety (MEHS)
Integrated Biosciences (MS, Ph.D)
http://www.d.umn.edu/grad/graduate-programs.php

Master of Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship (MTRES)
https://cla.d.umn.edu/departments/masters-programs/mtres


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:
Environmental Education Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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

This program is designed primarily for teachers and interpretive naturalists, but is open to anyone with a bachelor's degree and an interest in pursuing a career as an environmental educator.

The program emphasizes interpretive skills in the natural sciences, education on environmental issues, and helping people recognize and solve potential environmental problems. Three main areas of concentration are education, social sciences, and natural sciences.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Geological Sciences Minor

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

The geological sciences graduate program includes areas of economic geology, geophysics, glacial geology and geomorphology, hydrogeology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, isotope and aqueous geochemistry, limnogeology, paleoclimatology, planetary geology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, surface processes, and structure-tectonics. Several of these areas are strengthened by collaboration with the Large Lakes Observatory, the Natural Resources Research Institute, and the Precambrian Research Center.


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):
Integrated Biosciences Minor

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

The all-University integrated biosciences graduate program offers students an opportunity to study in three areas of emphasis: cell, molecular, and physiological (CMP) biology emphasis, chemical biology (CB) emphasis, and ecology, organismal, and population (EOP) biology emphasis.


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:
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