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Overall Score 65.48
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Oct. 21, 2020

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University of Utah
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Adrienne Cachelin
Associate Director, Global Change and Sustainability Center
Environmental & Sustainability Studies
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Environmental Humanities Graduate Program MA/MS

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

This Program integrates our need to know with our desire to act. The Environmental Humanities Graduate Program aims to produce an interdisciplinary, intellectual, and creative space in which we are prepared: to reflect on what it means to be "human" in a world of entangled human and animal presences; to encourage creative and collaborative exchanges both inside and outside the classroom; and to think in a forward fashion both about new forms of environmental leadership and stewardship, and about the intersection of ecology and environmental justice. Required Courses with a Sustainability Complete (SUSC) course attribute: EHUM 6101 Foundations of EH; EHUM 6102 Field Methods in EH; EHUM 6103 Ecology of Residency.


Website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of City & Metropolitan Planning MCMP

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

The Master of City and Metropolitan Planning (MCMP) is an accredited professional degree that prepares students to achieve excellence in guiding the growth and development of towns, cities, and regions. The core courses emphasize ecological resiliency, smart growth, and social justice through effective communication, collaboration, and innovation. The program blends core knowledge and skills with specializations to prepare students for professional leadership roles in public sector agencies at local, regional, state, and federal levels as well as private consulting firms, and non-profit organizations. Interdisciplinary work, drawing from fields outside of planning, is encouraged. The curriculum additionally features a community-based planning workshop and a capstone professional project. Required courses with a Sustainability Limited (SUSL) course attribute: CMP 6100 Urban Planning & Theory: CMP 6450 GIS in Planning. Also required: CMP 6610: Urban Ecology. Discusses the convergence of natural systems with human habitation and civilization, explores the capacity for synthetic cooperation between natural and cultural systems which lessens the conflict between them and offers opportunities for innovative design and planning applications by enhancing local ecosystem services.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master of Laws in Environmental & Resource Law (LL.M.)

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

The LL.M. program is a full-time one-year program providing advanced training in environmental and natural resources law. Each year 6 to 12 students enroll in the program, hailing from various parts of the United States and diverse foreign countries such as Nepal, Peru, India, Croatia, Italy, and Ghana. Besides possessing excellent legal educational credentials, the students bring various professional experiences and backgrounds to their studies. Past LL.M. classes have included university professors, government officials, JAG (military) attorneys, entrepreneurs, practicing attorneys, and recent J.D. graduates. To receive the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, students must complete a total of 24 semester credit hours. Requires a minimum of 17 credits in courses from an approved list of natural resources, environmental, international, and related law courses, seminars, and clinical work.


Website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

Atmospheric Sciences MS/PhD
https://atmos.utah.edu/graduate/index.php

Civil & Environmental Engineering MS/PhD
https://www.civil.utah.edu/graduate

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology MS/PhD
https://www.biology.utah.edu/graduate/eeob/

Environmental Science PMST (Graduate School)
https://pmst.utah.edu/environmental-science-track/

Kinesiology MS/PhD (effective Fall 2019)
Areas of Specialty
-- Health Education Specialist & Wellness Coaching (MS)
-- Physical Activity & Well-Being (MS, PhD)
-- Exercise & Disease (MS, PhD)
-- Cognitive Motor Neuroscience (MS, PhD)
-- Communities & Environments (MS, PhD)
https://health.utah.edu/health-kinesiology-recreation/kinesiology/degrees/graduate-resources/

Metropolitan Planning, Policy and Design (MS, PhD)
Specializations
-- Ecological Planning
-- Economic & Real Estate Development
-- Historic Preservation
-- Housing & Community Development
-- Small & Resort Town Planning
-- Smart Growth: Land Use, Transportation & Accessibility
-- Urban Design
http://plan.cap.utah.edu/master-of-city-and-metropolitan-planning/

Parks, Recreation and Tourism: MS/PhD
https://health.utah.edu/health-kinesiology-recreation/recreation/degrees/

Public Health: MPH, MSPH (School of Medicine)
https://medicine.utah.edu/dfpm/public-health/programs/


Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability (GCSC)

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

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability program trains students to think and act across disciplinary boundaries. This transdisciplinary literacy enhances graduate education by building on disciplinary expertise. Students are provided opportunities to develop their capacities as transformational change agents within their communities and institutions. This program is a collaboration between the Graduate School, Sustainability Office, and the Global Change and Sustainability Center.
Required courses:
• SUST 6800: Seminar Series
• SUST 6000: Global Changes & Society


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Hydrology and Water Resources (GCSC)

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

The amount, flux, and quality of water are central to nearly all issues of sustainability. The Hydrology and Water Resources certificate at the University of Utah integrates courses from five colleges to provide a rigorous, quantitative assessment of water stores and fluxes across the temporal and spatial scales that represent integrated water resource management. Drawing on courses from four colleges and six departments, this program is a collaboration between the Graduate School, the Sustainability Office, and the Global Change and Sustainability Center. The program has been designed to meet the educational requirements for certification as a professional hydrologist by the American Institute of Hydrology.
Required Courses:
• SUST6800: Global Change & Sustainability Seminar
• GEO5910: Hydrology Professional Development Seminar
• GEO 5650: Hydrology and Water Resources


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Graduate Certificate in Urban Design

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

Offered jointly by the School of Architecture and the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, the Graduate Certificate in Urban Design is for graduate students and professionals interested shaping the places we live, both how they will look and how they will function. Urban design involves a complex inter-relationship between municipalities, real estate developers, property owners, planners, architects, the construction industry, public administrators, and the general public. Students learn to engage in this process effectively to produce vital and vibrant places.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

Certificate of Specialization in Environmental and Natural Resource Law (College of Law)
https://law.utah.edu/students/certificates/

Certificate of Specialization in Public Interest Law and Policy Certificate (College of Law)
https://law.utah.edu/students/certificates/

Emergency Health Certificate (School of Medicine, non-medical semester)
https://medicine.utah.edu/dfpm/public-health/programs/certificates/

Global Health Certificate (School of Medicine, non-medical semester)
https://medicine.utah.edu/dfpm/public-health/programs/certificates/

Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation (College of Architecture + Planning)
http://plan.cap.utah.edu/graduate-certificates/

Graduate Certificate in Urban Planning (College of Architecture + Planning)
http://plan.cap.utah.edu/graduate-certificates/

Interdisciplinary Certificate in Health Communication (College of Humanities)
https://communication.utah.edu/programs/healthcommunicationcertificate.php

Leadership, Justice and Community Practice (College of Social Work)
https://socialwork.utah.edu/certificates/community-practice.php

Public Health Certificate (School of Medicine, non-medical semester)
https://medicine.utah.edu/dfpm/public-health/programs/certificates/

Public Policy Graduate Certificate, Online (College of Social & Behavioral Science)
https://online.utah.edu/publicpolicycertificate/


Additional documentation to support the submission:

ATTACHMENT

Paul Gabrielsen, Water Powers, @TheU August 28, 2017.
Announces the new Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Hydrology and Water Resources.

SOURCES

General Catalog, University of Utah, 2019-2020
URL: https://catalog.utah.edu/#/content/5c1bbd228dae44001a0fb3c6

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