Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:
BS in Environmental Science

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

This degree is designed for students who plan to work in the environmental and sustainability sectors. It emphasizes interdisciplinary training related to environmental sciences and is designed for students who plan to enter the profession or go to graduate school.

https://www.uta.edu/academics/schools-colleges/science/departments/ees/degree-programs/undergraduate


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SUSTAINABLE URBAN DESIGN

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

ONLY THE 6TH UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN THE NATION
The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Urban Design is the only program of its kind in Texas and surrounding regions with an increasing demand for bachelor's-level sustainable degrees.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
A program whose innovative curriculum prepares students for the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of urban design with approximately 120 credit hours, including 18 hours of prescribed electives from over a dozen disciplines:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
History of Urban Design, Form and Infrastructure
Information and Data Visualization
Landscape Architecture
Sustainable Urban Communities
Urban Climate Change Studio
Urban Geography and Public Policy
Urban Mobility Studio
Urban Programming and Diagramming
Urban Resiliency Studio
Capstone course supervised by UTA’s Director of Sustainability, utilizing the resources of UTA’s Institute of Sustainability and Global Impact.
The program prepares students to enter graduate programs in landscape architecture, urban planning, and public administration but the program is not a pre-professional architecture program. Therefore, graduates of the B.S. in Sustainable Urban Design will need to enroll in Path A of CAPPA’s Master of Architecture program or an equivalent at another institution.


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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):
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 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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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Sustainable Engineering Minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration (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.

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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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Interdisciplinary Studies (INTS)

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

The Interdisciplinary Studies (INTS) is a program within the Honors College that allows intellectually curious students to create a degree specifically tailored to the fields of study that interest them.

Graduating with a customized major from an Honors College is a prestigious endeavor and helps program graduates stand out to admissions committees at graduate schools, law schools, and medical schools.

INTS students build a major out of multiple minors/certificate programs for a highly specialized experience. Previous degree combinations include:

African American Studies Minor + Disability Studies Minor
Astrophysics Minor + French Minor
Business Minor + Political Science Minor
Classical Studies Minor + Biology Minor
Classical Studies Minor + Military History Minor
Diversity Studies Minor + Anthropology Minor
Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor
Sustainable Engineering Minor
German Minor + Philosophy Minor
Leadership Studies Minor + Certificate of Entrepreneurship
Linguistics Minor + Business Minor
Psychology Minor + Business Minor
Women & Gender Studies Minor + Spanish Minor


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