Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Rochester
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
3.00 / 3.00 Karen Berger
Ph.D.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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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:
Environmental Studies (BA).

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The BA in Environmental Studies is designed to guide students who have interests in environmental management through a program that links courses in the natural and social sciences. Students successfully completing this program could expect to pursue graduate programs in such fields as law, public policy, urban and regional planning, and environmental management or to find entry-level employment with consulting firms and public agencies.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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Name of the sustainability-focused, 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

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

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

The Sustainability minor is intentionally interdisciplinary and includes core classes from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The minor allows for three additional electives chosen from the sciences or social sciences (at least one science elective is required). The goal of the minor is to provide a curriculum that encourages students to learn to communicate and to solve problems of societal relevance that straddle disciplinary boundaries in sustainability and global change.


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

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

The objective of the minor program is to provide students with core technical proficiency in environmental engineering analysis.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Environmental Humanities

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

Environmental humanities—the study of ecological issues with humanities methodologies of interpretation, critique, historiography, and creative inquiry—is one of the newest and most quickly growing fields in the humanities.

This minor provides a structure for students to master new methodologies and gain critical analysis skills. It encourages them to investigate how culture, history, and imagination shape our understandings of ecological issues, and to interrogate how environmental problems and solutions have been narrated, defined, identified, and framed.


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