Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.22
Liaison Mei May
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at San Antonio
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mei L May
Director Office of Sustainability
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:
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and Environmental Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

COLFA
The primary missions of the Programs are to introduce the substance and methods of modern academic geography and Sustainability to UTSA students, and to involve them in the local, regional, and international community. The geography faculty are sensitive to providing our majors with the foundations necessary to succeed in related careers and competitive graduate programs, and to offer a curriculum that contributes meaningfully to out students’ appreciation of an increasingly complex, divided, and shrinking world.Our four tenure track faculty members’ expertise in cultural and social geography and GIS offers students the opportunity to explore geography’s concepts and relevance in such diverse regions as North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. In addition, we regularly hire adjunct professors specializing in physical and environmental geography, in addition to GIS and urban geography, to give our B.A. students a full range of topical courses.

https://catalog.utsa.edu/undergraduate/liberalfinearts/politicalscienceandgeography/#globalaffairs


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Global Affairs

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

Global Affairs can be defined in two ways. First, Global Affairs is a specialization within Political Science dedicated explicitly to the study of world politics. While situated within Political Science, however, Global Affairs is an interdisciplinary field that borrows from economics, sociology, geography cultural and legal studies, public administration, communications, and criminal justice. Second, and more substantively, global affairs captures and describes the totality of political dynamics and interactions between a wide range of actors (states and non-states) occurring across borders in an interconnected and interdependent world. It explores the different activities and relationships between actors and the institutions, rules, and processes that are created to maintain order.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Urban and Regional Planning

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

M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning
The 48 hour Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (M.S. URP) is designed to prepare students for leadership roles and careers in the public and private sectors of planning and designing communities and regions. The program has a strong focus on land use planning; design; policy; and economic, environmental, and cultural issues that shape urban and regional land development patterns in terms of infrastructure, housing, and open space systems. Emphasis is placed on developing research capabilities and graphic skills needed in planning. The degree program’s primary focus is to prepare students to become practitioners in the planning profession. The MSURP is taught with support of the Department of Public Administration in the College of Public Policy.


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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:
Geography and Environmental Sustainability

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