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Overall Score 58.75
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Submission Date May 1, 2014
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

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Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Katrina Larsen
Director
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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):
Sustainable Management

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

This is an online degree program designed for the new economy. Through interdisciplinary inquiry, problem solving, and strong foundations in science and business, students will be equipped to meet the needs of an ever-changing world and business environment. Students will develop and build knowledge and skills to help organizations meet triple bottom line requirements, balancing profitability with the needs of the environment and the wider communities in which they live.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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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):
Sustainability Studies Minor

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

Sustainability Studies Minor: 24 Total Credit hour
(ESM 105, Intro to Environmental Studies is a prerequisite)
Required Courses: 18 Credit Hours
ESM 220 Environmental Sustainability: Theories, Issues, and Management 3 cr.
ESM 251 Community Decision-Making OR ESM 351 Planning for Sustainable Communities OR SOCI 245 Environmental Sociology 3 cr.
SM 377 Business Ecology OR ESM 351 Planning for Sustainable Communities 3 cr.
(Students who choose ESM 351 to meet requirement (2) must take ESM 377 to meet this requirement)
CROP 368 Sustainable Agriculture 3 cr.
GEOL 350 Geological Destinies of Nations 3 cr.
AGEC 450 Introduction to Natural Resource Economics 3 cr.

Directed Electives: 6 Credit Hours
ESM 109, ESM 251*, ESM 300, ESM 303, ESM 305, ESM 343, ESM 351*, ESM 377* 2-3 cr.
GEOG 366 3 cr.
GEOL 202, GEOL 269, GEOL 330 3 cr.
SOIL 325 3 cr.
AGEN 325 3 cr.
ENGL 228 3 cr.
CHEM 200 3 cr.
SOCI 245* 3 cr.
(*This course counts as EITHER a requirement OR a directed elective.)


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):
Sustainable Agriculture Minor

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

Students who select this minor will learn about sustainable agriculture in its broadest sense, including issues related to maintaining and/or improving crop and animal productivity, preserving environmental resources for future generations, ensuring farm profitability, and ensuring rural community vitality and viability. They learn how to build markets and opportunities for producers, and they help consumers make "green" choices on purchased products.

Sustainable agriculturalists work as producers of value added crops, such as organic produce, grains and meats. Some provide technical support for crop and animal production systems, develop soil and nutrient management plans, work with producers to control insects, diseases and other pests with integrated pest management techniques, market locally-grown food products, and research ways to make agriculture more efficient, environmentally sound and sustainable for future generations.


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):
Sustainable Management Science Certificate, Sustainable Enterprise Management Certificate

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

The two certificates were developed as subsets of the BS in Sustainable Management for working adults seeking specific knowledge.


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