Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.35
Liaison Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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University of Wisconsin-Platteville
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The SRES is a university-wide interdisciplinary program designed to enhance the knowledge of students with regard to sustainable and renewable as well as traditional energy sources and their impacts on the environment and society. Traditional energy sources include coal, hydro, nuclear, oil, or natural gas, where non-traditional sources include renewable energy such as wind, solar, geo-thermal, wave, hydrogen, and bio-energy.

The program strives to help UW-Platteville students develop an in-depth understanding of issues related to energy and renewable energy including bio-fuels and renewable products and associated markets. Another goal of the program is to increase the public awareness related to renewable energy and renewable products through presentations, forums, and discussions. The program offers an interdisciplinary major and minor in which students can apply their academic expertise to the area of energy and renewable energy. Ultimately, the program graduates students who understand technical, economic, social, political, and environmental aspects of various sources of energy and become more knowledgeable citizens.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Engineering

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

Environmental engineering is the application of scientific and engineering principles to improve and maintain the environment for the protection of human health, nature’s beneficial ecosystems and biodiversity, and for environment-related enhancement of the quality of human life. Through education and experience, environmental engineers develop an understanding of the earth’s biological, chemical, physical and geological systems. They use this information to develop engineering plans for solutions to environmental problems caused by pollution. They also develop pollution prevention plans to keep environmental problems from developing in the first place.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Reclamation, Environment, and Conservation

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

Reclamation is the practice of restoration and management of lands disturbed in the process of utilizing the earth's natural resources. As such, reclamation is a distinct profession. Although a large part of reclamation involves restoration of highly disturbed lands, a significant portion deals with natural landscapes, agricultural lands, industrial and urban lands, as well as wetlands.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems Minor

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

The Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems Minor is designed to be a hands-on interdisciplinary program with an emphasis on the study of the economic, social, and environmental aspects of various energy sources including renewable energy and bio-fuels. The SRES minor is a university-wide minor which means students from any major can obtain the minor.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Social and Environmental Justice

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

The Social and Environmental Justice program is designed specifically for students who take seriously the idea that an educated person is one who embodies a sensitivity to the social, ecological, and moral challenges of our time. Moreover, it is centered towards individuals who, through structured study and practical field work, act to make a constructive difference in our world.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Entrepreneurship

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

This program helps students learn innovation in business. In particular, they focus on social entrepreneurship which strives to make the world a better place. "Make your dream more of an inevitability. Find a way to make money doing what you love. How can you align your strengths and passion with a need in the world? What skills are you mastering to help you achieve your dream? Honing your entrepreneurial skills now will enhance your marketability, your career, and your life. Join the Campus Entrepreneurs Organization; participate in entrepreneurship events and consider minoring in entrepreneurship at UW-Platteville."


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