Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.57
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 Cindy Shea
Director, Sustainability Office
Campus Enterprises
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Studies Major, B.A.

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

This major is designed for students seeking interdisciplinary preparation in the social sciences and humanities needed to understand how society affects the environment, how it organizes itself to respond to environmental problems, and how understanding of the environment is transmitted through culture. The major prepares students for graduate and professional training, especially in environmental policy, journalism, education, and law.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Anthropology Major, B.A.

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

Anthropology is the integrative study of human beings at all times and in all places. Anthropological expertise has special application for hidden histories and the ancient past; the intersection of human biology and ecology; and the way communities create and use meaning, values, and history in everyday life.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Geography Major, B.A.

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

Geography is the science of space, place, and environment. The department offers classes spanning the social and natural sciences and offering students training in qualitative, quantitative, spatial analysis and modelling, and lab methodologies. Human geographers study the spatial aspects of human activity, and physical geographers study patterns of climate, land forms, soils, and water. Geographic tools and techniques—including Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, and online and interactive mapping technologies—are among the most important for exploring and understanding our complex world. Geographic inquiry is global and local, inherently interdisciplinary, and offers skills that enable insights into pressing issues valued by employers and policy makers.


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

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Sustainability Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The program provides an understanding of sustainability — a unifying approach to human and environmental problems. Sustainable businesses, communities, and other organizations seek to design systems in ways that optimize material and energy use to decrease environmental and health problems and to bolster economic vitality and social equity. A growing number of scholars are framing problems and solutions in the language of sustainability, which balances growth and development with justice and environmental stewardship, in order to meet today’s needs without undermining the ability of future generations to do the same.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Minor in Environmental Science and Studies

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

The minor is designed for students wishing to remain in another discipline but having an interest in the environment as an area of application. Students in the minor in environmental science and studies must take two core courses designed as gateway courses in the scientific and societal dimensions of environmental issues and problems and in the tools for their solution.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Minor in Urban Studies and Planning

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

The minor in urban studies allows undergraduates in any field to explore urban and regional issues through a planning framework. Urban studies is an interdisciplinary field with a focus on tangible change. Planners have the power to directly impact the livability of urban environments and equity of communities.


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