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Submission Date Feb. 15, 2016
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University of Richmond
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Eugene Wu
Assistant Professor
Biology
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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

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

Environmental studies focuses on the interactions among physical, chemical and biological components of the environment. Students take many courses in the natural sciences, as well as courses in the social sciences and humanities. The courses are designed to expand students' knowledge and awareness of environmental problems, so that graduates may recommend practical public policies and environmental standards to address issues such as climate change, conservation, biodiversity, pollution, natural resource usage, waste management and sustainable development. The major requires a five course core in environmental studies, a course in environmental life science, a course in environmental physical science, a statistics course, an environmental research methods course, and three environmental studies electives.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Department of Geography and the Environment

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

Geography cultivates informed and engaged global citizens through an emphasis on integrative problem solving, spatial analysis, and communication skills. This department bridges the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities to provide a better understanding of the earth's cultural and biological diversity. The major includes four core courses in geography, Introduction to Statistical Modeling, and four electives from the Geography and the Environment Department.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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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):
Environmental Science Concentration

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

Environmental Studies majors can elect to concentrate in Environmental Science, which adds three science courses to the major, as chosen by the student from a list. The list includes course from the fields of biology, chemistry, and geography.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Environment and Society Concentration

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

Environmental Studies majors can elect to concentrate in Environment and Society, which adds three courses to the major, as chosen by the student from a list. The list includes courses from the fields of economics, geography, history, journalism, management, and political science.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Environmental Studies Minor

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

Six courses including Introduction to Environmental Studies, Topics in Environmental Ethics, Environmental Economics or Environmental Law and Policy, one environmental life science course, one physical environmental science course, and one elective in environmental studies.


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