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Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date July 12, 2016
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University of Texas at Arlington
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired James Grover
Professor, Chair Working Group on Curriculum, Research, and Community Engagement
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):
BS in Environmental Science

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

In July of 2004, the program in Environmental Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington changed its name to Environmental and Earth Sciences. While the program retains its interdisciplinary focus, the new name better reflects the knowledge and training provided by the program.
The Environmental and Earth Sciences program is designed to provide a graduate student an integrated, multidisciplinary education, nurtured through a carefully tailored degree program requiring a breadth of understanding and mastery of a spectrum of scientific and engineering principles. Among the goals is to provide students who have earned engineering or science undergraduate degrees a common ground for interdisciplinary communication, an understanding of the environment, and competence in a discipline that will enable him or her to evaluate and solve complex environmental problems


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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):
Sustainability Minor

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

The minor offers undergraduates across the campus -- from Liberal Arts and Architecture to Science and Interdisciplinary Studies -- a set of tools for understanding the social, political, humanistic, and scientific dimensions of climate change and other environmental problems. Taking advantage of the many courses on sustainability and the environment offered throughout the university, this broadly interdisciplinary program provides students a powerful way to enrich their education and more effectively apply their major field of study to some of the most complex and crucial problems of the new millennium.

In an era when concerns about the atmosphere, oceans, biodiversity, energy, urban sprawl, human health, and environmental justice are dramatically intensifying, the ESS program opens important new career paths and responds to the need for environmentally savvy citizens in all areas of contemporary society.

The 18 credit hour ESS minor can be combined with most majors and in some cases completed coursework will qualify for credit. This minor is expected to be particularly appealing to students majoring in Liberal Arts, Architecture, Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Sciences (especially Environmental Science).

The broadly interdisciplinary ESS minor differs from most minors in two important respects. First, it comprises courses in diverse fields. Second, courses offered for ESS credit often simultaneously satisfy requirements in the student's major field of study. Together, these differences give students considerable flexibility to construct their degree plans in ways that do not significantly increase the overall number of credit hours they must take to complete their undergraduate degrees. Many students who begin the minor early in their years at The University of Texas at Arlington are expected to be able to complete it by adding only one or two courses beyond the requirements of their majors


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

The minor offers undergraduates across the campus -- from Liberal Arts and Architecture to Science and Interdisciplinary Studies -- a set of tools for understanding the social, political, humanistic, and scientific dimensions of climate change and other environmental problems. Taking advantage of the many courses on sustainability and the environment offered throughout the university, this broadly interdisciplinary program provides students a powerful way to enrich their education and more effectively apply their major field of study to some of the most complex and crucial problems of the new millennium.

In an era when concerns about the atmosphere, oceans, biodiversity, energy, urban sprawl, human health, and environmental justice are dramatically intensifying, the ESS program opens important new career paths and responds to the need for environmentally savvy citizens in all areas of contemporary society.

The 18 credit hour ESS minor can be combined with most majors and in some cases completed coursework will qualify for credit. This minor is expected to be particularly appealing to students majoring in Liberal Arts, Architecture, Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Sciences (especially Environmental Science).

The broadly interdisciplinary ESS minor differs from most minors in two important respects. First, it comprises courses in diverse fields. Second, courses offered for ESS credit often simultaneously satisfy requirements in the student's major field of study. Together, these differences give students considerable flexibility to construct their degree plans in ways that do not significantly increase the overall number of credit hours they must take to complete their undergraduate degrees. Many students who begin the minor early in their years at The University of Texas at Arlington are expected to be able to complete it by adding only one or two courses beyond the requirements of their majors


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The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Sustainable Engineering Minor

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

The Sustainable Engineering Minor prepares students in all engineering disciplines to ask questions and analyze problems from a sustainable engineering perspective, and develop sustainable solutions.


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