Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison R. Johnston
Submission Date March 10, 2014
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University of Missouri, Kansas City
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 R. Kaye Johnston
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Environmental Studies BA

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

The interdisciplinary environmental studies degree program provides educational opportunities for undergraduate students along two distinct tracks leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies or a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science. Students also have the option of completing prescribed course work to obtain a minor in Environmental Studies or Environmental Sustainability.

The program is designed to meet pressing needs in the workforce and the urban community, producing college graduates who are broadly educated in issues of the environment and who can communicate effectively. The core of the program consists of a unique blend of required courses supplemented by key electives dependent upon the particular interests and needs of students. Required courses span the fields of the biological, physical and social sciences and the humanities.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
http://cas.umkc.edu/Environmental_Studies/
+ Date Revised: May 27, 2014

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Science BS

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

The interdisciplinary environmental studies degree program provides educational opportunities for undergraduate students along two distinct tracks leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies or a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science. Students also have the option of completing prescribed course work to obtain a minor in Environmental Studies or Environmental Sustainability.

The program is designed to meet pressing needs in the workforce and the urban community, producing college graduates who are broadly educated in issues of the environment and who can communicate effectively. The core of the program consists of a unique blend of required courses supplemented by key electives dependent upon the particular interests and needs of students. Required courses span the fields of the biological, physical and social sciences and the humanities.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
http://cas.umkc.edu/geosciences/environmental_studies.asp
+ Date Revised: May 27, 2014

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

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Sustainability Minor

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

Global populations are becoming predominantly urban and the state of the environment is central to issues of quality of life, health and safety. The Sustainability minor program provides students with the most innovative preparation in urban environmental sustainability through course work that cross cuts multiple disciplines and focuses on integrative solutions. Students develop a foundation knowledge in Earth systems. Students engage the challeneges of sustainability through course work and community problem solving in sustainable thinking, planning, policy, and desgin. Undergraduate students gain essential life skills, a foundation in complex environmental and human systems, and critical problem solving skills.


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