Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.09
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of New Hampshire
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jennifer Andrews
Project Director
Sustainability Institute
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Earth System Sciences (NRESS)

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The graduate program in Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science (NRESS) is an interdepartmental program offering the Ph.D. degree for interdisciplinary work in areas related to the understanding and management of the environment in the broadest context. Areas of study include, but are not limited to, ecosystem science, biogeochemical cycling, geochemical systems, atmospheric science, environmental philosophy, forestry, geologic science, hydrology, marine science, oceanography, social science, environmental policy and ethics, environmental education, and multidisciplinary natural resources management.

Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES)
The NRESS Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES) focuses on problems dealing with the allocation and distribution of natural resources, policies at the local to global scale, and ethical and societal factors that affect resource management. Students typically enter the program with a bachelor's and/or master's degree in economics, environmental conservation, philosophy, political science, or sociology.

The NRESS Program draws on the University's strengths in environmental and earth sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and ethical and policy studies, and has the following objectives:

To increase our understanding of environmental and natural resource problems and solutions at local, regional, and global scales;

To provide the opportunity for graduate students to pursue interdisciplinary research on the environment;

To stimulate excellence in research and teaching through increased contact between students and faculty in different departments and colleges.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Masters of Arts in Development Policy and Practice

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

The Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice is a program that prepares individuals for advanced policy- and practice-oriented work in sustainable development both in the United States and in developing countries. The program has two pathways to complete the master's degree: a 14-month pathway and a 24-month pathway.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

See https://catalog.unh.edu/programs/

Other graduate programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Chemical Engineering (including a focus on Energy and on Environment) BS and Ph.D.
Civil Engineering MS and Ph.D.
Earth Sciences: Geology Option MS
Earth Sciences: Oceanography Option MS
Earth Sciences: Ocean Mapping Option MS
Earth Sciences: Specialization in Geochemical Systems MS
Environmental Economics MA and Ph.D.
Health Economics MA and Ph.D.
Hydrology MS
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS)
Marine Environmental History
Mechanical Engineering MS and Ph.D.
Microbiology MS & Ph.D.
Ocean Engineering MS & Ph.D.
Outdoor Education MS & Ph.D.
Outdoor Education and Social Work Dual MS/MSW
Plant Biology MS & Ph.D.
Public Health MPH
Recreation Management and Policy MS
Resource Administration and Management MS
Resource Economics MS
Systems Engineering Ph.D.
Zoology MS and Ph.D.


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:
MS in Natural Resources with a concentration in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability

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

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment is a multidisciplinary group of faculty and students.

Graduate Degree Options include a general MS in Natural Resources, or ​concentrations in:

Environmental Conservation and Sustainability
Environmental Economics
Forestry
TIDES (ecology, social sciences, and statistics)
Soil and Water Resources Management
Wildlife and Conservation Biology

For info on all of these, see https://colsa.unh.edu/natural-resources-environment/academics


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