Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.13
Liaison Traci Knabenshue
Submission Date March 3, 2021

STARS v2.2

West Virginia University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Stephanie Toothman
Conservation Specialist
Auxiliary and Business Services
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Energy and Sustainable Development Law

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

WVU College of Law is committed to playing a prominent role in shaping the energy, environmental, and sustainable development policies of the future for the state, the nation, and the world. The College of Law provides a broad and deep offering of courses, experiential learning opportunities, and practical training for every part of the energy sector. Our broad spectrum of courses allows our students to prepare to be lawyers and leaders serving energy companies, investors, utilities, manufacturing companies, lawmakers, policymakers, regulators, land use professionals, and environmental organizations.


Website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Geography

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

Identify the presence of conditions that create natural environmental problems/hazards.

Identify the activities of humans that create environmental problems/hazards

Detail the potential economic and social costs of remediation of natural and anthropogenic environmental problems

Communicate clearly and effectively in writing and the spoken word about environmental issues to audiences of diverse backgrounds and formal education levels

Demonstrate an understanding of content terminology required to communicate information regarding natural and manmade environmental problems/hazards


Website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master of Landscape Architecture

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

The MLA program provides students with the knowledge necessary to develop the skills and abilities in design, planning, and management that are pivotal to effectiveness and success in the workforce, and that are responsive to the unique qualities of the state and the region. The program prepares students to become effective professionals and citizens by emphasizing a philosophy of responsibility and commitment to ethical standards regarding the natural environment, professional practice, and personal relationships. Students earning an MLA degree will be able to demonstrate a solid professional educational foundation that encompasses knowledge and skills of design, construction, problem-solving, plant materials, landscape management, and professional practice and that is responsive to the needs of the environment, society, and the landscape architecture profession.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Community Development Policy and Practice (Certificate)

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

The Graduate Certificate in Community Development Policy and Practice (CDPP) is designed to provide professional development for in-service practitioners in the field of community development, which pursues holistic improvements to the social, economic, and environmental qualities of local communities. A required course for this certificate is sustainable community development which explores the theory, principles, and ethics of economic, environmental, and social sustainability as applied to community and economic development activities.


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