Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.15
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of the Pacific
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jessica Bilecki
Sustainability Director
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:
Geological and Environmental Sciences, Environmental Science Concentration

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences takes a broad view of the Earth and offers courses that develop a scientific understanding of our planet, its history, natural systems, resources, and recent global change. Students explore the origin of the Earth and solar system, the formation of continents and oceans, the evolution and extinction of life, the distribution and availability of natural resources, and the impact of humans on the environment.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Geological and Environmental Sciences, Geology Concentration

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

The major is designed to impart students with the practical skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate environmental problems and issues and provide applied solutions. The major is decidedly interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on the underlying natural processes relating to the environment and understanding and employing the scientific method. The need for broadly trained scientists in the area of environmental science is critical and the understanding of the importance of this field provides many employment opportunities. A BS in Environmental Science can lead to numerous employment opportunities with many different agencies and areas. Typical employment could involve working for consulting firms performing environmental restoration, producing environmental impact studies for both governmental agencies and private firms, and additional vital biological services. Other types of employment can be found with regulatory agencies seeking to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and laws, with environmental law firms, or public health agencies.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Environmental Studies

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

We use an interdisciplinary approach to study humanity's relationship with the environment. We approach environmental issues from a range of perspectives, ranging from economics and ethics to sciences, humanities, and the law, in order to understand and improve the way we relate to the rest of the natural world. The program welcomes students from all backgrounds who share our passion for the environment.


Website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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:
Minor in Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

A Minor in Sustainability is suggested for students who desire an understanding of sustainability or those who anticipate working for trans-national or development organizations. The interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability is open to students of all majors. Sustainability requires that short and long-term social, economic, and environmental impacts of products and processes be considered. With globalization of the world's economies, continuing challenges with depletion of resources and increased global pollution, the well-being of society will require application of the principles of sustainability. The Minor in Sustainability is suggested for students who desire an understanding of sustainability or those who anticipate working for trans-national or development organizations. The interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability is open to students of all majors.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Minor in Environmental Studies

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

Complete coursework in the Geological and Environmental Sciences. Provides introduction to interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Minor in Geology

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

Complete coursework in the Geological and Environmental Sciences. Courses cover underlying natural processes relating to the environment and various impacts of natural resource use.


Website URL for the undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors and concentrations:
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Some of the links in this entry are no longer publicly available due to a Fall 2020 website update. Links are still available internally to Pacific students, staff and faculty.

https://liberalarts.pacific.edu/liberalarts/academics/departments-and-programs/geological-and-environmental-sciences

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