Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.65
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Weber State University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Chase Wilson
Student Sustainability Coordinator
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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:
Geography BS – Track E Environmental Studies Emphasis

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Our environmental emphasis recognizes that real-world problems require solutions that are grounded in an understanding of the physical context as well as the social, cultural, political and economic factors that interact in any given place. Geography has human-environment relationships at its core. This track focuses on how societies and ecological health are intricately intertwined. In this emphasis, you’ll gain an understanding of these variations, how particular places or contexts differ in their environmental challenges and solutions and what issues we share across the globe.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Applied Environmental Geoscience

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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Bachelor of Integrated Studies w/ Environmental component

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

BIS degree students may include environmental studies as one of their three areas of study.


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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

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Environmental Studies Minor

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

The Environmental Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary degree that focuses on the work of science in human activity. The curriculum is rooted in science to ground factual knowledge. However, its trunk is solidly comprised of social science and humanities courses because they teach the application of science in policy-making, business decisions and historical precedent even as they call upon the arts for their expression and upon ethics in consideration of health and social justice issues. The minor reaches across campus because all disciplines play an essential role in shaping environmental thought.

Students will gain an appreciation for local, national and international environmental issues and problems as well as their potential solutions. They will develop a personal philosophy about the environment’s role in their lives and their own ability to affect nature and their physical environment by making ethical choices.


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