Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.40
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Weber State University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Bonnie Christiansen
Academic Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Practices and Research Center
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
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

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

Weber State’s applied environmental geosciences major prepares students interested in the study of the Earth for careers in environmental science or applied geoscience. You’ll learn to address issues related to environmental protection, natural hazards, and energy, miner, and water resources.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Energy Engineering

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

Energy Engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with energy efficiency, power generation, energy services, facility management, environmental compliance, sustainable energy and renewable energy. One of the more recent engineering fields to emerge, energy engineering combines the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental science and economics. The main responsibility of energy engineers is to find the most efficient, sustainable and cost-effective ways to operate buildings, power plants and manufacturing processes. The Energy Engineering Program consists primarily of courses in the Mechanical Engineering Program, bolstered by courses in Electrical Engineering. Some new courses in energy related topics are also an integral part of the program. In the senior year, students complete a two-semester capstone project that integrates their course work. The program prepares graduates to enter the energy engineering industry or to pursue graduate studies in the discipline.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):

Environmental Science - https://www.weber.edu/cos/envirosci.html
Bachelor of Integrated Studies w/ Environmental Component - https://www.weber.edu/bis/


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

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

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

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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