Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2018
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University of Missouri
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 Srinivasan Raghavan
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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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:
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

"The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Environmental Studies is an individually-designed major for students interested in acquiring a broad understanding of environmental issues and the complex causes underlying them. Students design their major to reflect their own interests and goals in the field. Individualized majors of this kind require a higher level of commitment than is typical of traditional majors because students MUST do the work of building their own degree.

The program prepares students for graduate study and careers in education, law, business, public policy, humanitarian aid, non-profit organizations, and government. The majority of students with the degree work in areas such as advocacy and outreach as well as policy and regulation. "

For this degree students take an approximately equal number of classes in the natural and applied sciences and in the social and behavioral sciences. In addition, they take an undergraduate seminar focusing on analysis and solution of environmental problems, complete an internship, and do a capstone project analyzing and proposing a solution to a specific problem of their choosing.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Science

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

A degree in environmental sciences combines interests in predicting and understanding weather patterns, monitoring environmental change, conserving and managing soil and biological organisms, assuring healthy streams and adequate water supplies, and improving environmental quality with the shaping of new policies and educating others about the natural environment, socio-economic and environmental issues.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Sustainable Agriculture

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

Sustainable agriculture meets the needs of both farmers and consumers by creating agricultural systems that produce food for a growing population in a way that protects the environment and supports healthy, dynamic communities.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):

International Studies (Environmental Studies)
https://majors.missouri.edu/international-studies-environmental-studies-ba/

Geography with Emphasis in Physical/Environmental
https://majors.missouri.edu/geography-physical-environmental-ba/


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:
Sustainable Agriculture

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

The minor in sustainable agriculture is for students interested in exploring agriculture and food systems that promote profit-ability, steward our natural resources, and provide enhanced quality of life for farmers, citizens, and communities. A student must complete 15 credits of coursework that introduces concepts of sustainable agriculture, provides practical information on natural resources and food production, and investigates the impact of different philosophical and scientific frameworks on food and agriculture.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Certificate in Environmental Studies

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

The Environmental Studies Certificate is 15 credit hours minimum of coursework focused on environmental topics. It is available to all MU majors, but because the certificate's goal is to create a complementary educational experience, students need to select coursework outside of their major.

There are two tracks for the certificate: Natural Dimensions for non-science majors and Social Dimensions for science majors. In general, students with majors in Business, Humanities, Journalism, Social or Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics, or non-science Education majors will pursue the Natural Dimensions Track, while students with majors in Natural Sciences, Engineering, or Science Education will pursue the Social Dimensions track.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Geography with emphasis in Physical/Environmental

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

Physical and environmental geography emphasizes the complex interactions between the natural world and human behavior. Students learn to identify, delineate and manage a range of environmental problems facing society from climate and vegetation change to river management. Geography prepares students for a variety of professions including careers in environmental impact assessment, mapping, remote sensing, geographic information analysis, government service, military intelligence, as well as education.


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