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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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):
Environmental Studies

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

Students considering becoming an environmental studies major or minor should become familiar with what the UW Oshkosh ES program is – and is not. All interdisciplinary programs, from African American studies to women’s studies, draw from various disciplines, which makes the design of interdisciplinary programs more complex than a traditional discipline such as biology or political science. The design of environmental programs is made more complex because it includes the natural sciences as well as the social sciences and humanities, and it can be tied to a pre-professional program such as natural resource management. The result is that there is probably more variety in environmental programs than in any other academic program. Each type of program has its own basic philosophy and goal, and its strengths and limitations.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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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):
Sustainable Management minor

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

Our world and business environments continually change. Now more than ever, sustainability is key to giving business leaders a competitive edge in today’s economy.

UW Oshkosh offers two programs that pair real world business problems with hands-on sustainable management solutions.

Sustainable management undergraduate minor
Sustainable management master’s degree


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):
Social Justice

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

The Social Justice Minor gives students an opportunity to develop a secondary field of knowledge and expertise that will enable them to

critically examine the values that constitute social justice in theory and practice,
understand the principles of effective social activism, and
formulate and evaluate policies that seek to address issues such as racism, violence, literacy, human rights, gender equity, gender expression, poverty, hunger, and conservation of the environment.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Environmental Studies Minor

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

Students considering becoming an environmental studies major or minor should become familiar with what the UW Oshkosh ES program is – and is not. All interdisciplinary programs, from African American studies to women’s studies, draw from various disciplines, which makes the design of interdisciplinary programs more complex than a traditional discipline such as biology or political science. The design of environmental programs is made more complex because it includes the natural sciences as well as the social sciences and humanities, and it can be tied to a pre-professional program such as natural resource management. The result is that there is probably more variety in environmental programs than in any other academic program. Each type of program has its own basic philosophy and goal, and its strengths and limitations.


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