Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.29
Liaison Allison Mihalich
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
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University of Notre Dame
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 Mike Seamon
Vice President
Campus Safety & University Operatis
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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:
Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Over the past 10 years, our MS and PhD graduates have obtained high-profile positions in industry, government, and academia, with about 25% of our PhD students placed in teaching and research faculty positions across the U.S. and around the world.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science

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

The Department of 
Biological Sciences is the focal point for research in the Life 
Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. The Graduate Program in Biological Sciences encompasses the broad scope of biological inquiry with several areas of study in the Biomedical Sciences, Global Health, and Ecology, Evolution & 
the Environment (EEE). This uncommon level of wide-ranging yet integrative biological inquiry provides an extraordinary environment for learning, innovation and collaboration.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master of Science in Historic Preservation

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

The School of Architecture is proud to introduce a two-year Master of Science in Historic Preservation program. It is only natural that a program dedicated to the development of buildings and places that are lasting and meaningful to the communities that inhabit them provide education in the care for great existing buildings and places through thoughtful preservation practices.


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

The College of Science also offers programs that lead to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Graduate students can pursue any of the areas of scientific interest represented among the faculty. One option offered is pursuing environmental and global health research through the world.
http://biology.nd.edu/graduate-program/

Several of Notre Dame’s graduate programs offer a disciplinary home for students who wish to study environmental topics—whether that study is grounded in the sciences, engineering, ethics, history, philosophy, public policy, theology, or questions at the intersection of two or more of these subjects.
http://graduateschool.nd.edu/departments-and-programs/special-interests/environmental-studies/


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 Studies

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

Issues related to the environment are among the most important and pressing in the world today. Several of Notre Dame’s graduate programs offer a disciplinary home for students who wish to study environmental topics—whether that study is grounded in the sciences, engineering, ethics, history, philosophy, public policy, theology, or questions at the intersection of two or more of these subjects.


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

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

The search for solutions to a number of problems throughout the world hinges on the availability of clean, inexpensive energy. A number of fields are impacted by the study of energy, and Notre Dame has proven to be a leader in exploring new forms of energy, from nuclear and solar to wind and fossil fuels. Study also takes place in the areas of energy policy and distribution.


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