Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.79
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Kentucky University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Leslie North
Director of Sustainability
Geography and Geology
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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:
Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environmental Sciences

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The B.S. in Geography and Environmental Sciences explores human-environment relationships, and equips students to meet challenges brought about by such relationships. Students majoring in geography will learn the concepts and skills necessary to qualify for a variety of career opportunities that require a solid foundation in spatial thinking and analysis. Students are required to choose one of four concentrations: Karst Geoscience and Water Resources, Climate Systems, Environment and Sustainability, or Tourism and Development. All students are required to take courses directly related to environmental science, environmental planning and management, and sustainability.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Ocupational Health Science

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

The mission of the Environmental and Occupational Health Science (EHS) Program at Western Kentucky University is to educate students in preparation for an exciting career in the environmental health science. The EHS Program is committed to providing south central Kentucky, the state, and the nation with entry-level environmental professionals. The program is built upon a sound foundation of providing students with a background in assessing environmental resources, including water, air, and land resources, in relation to environmental and human health.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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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:
Minor in Citizenship and Social Justice

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The minor in Citizenship & Social Justice provides graduates with a foundational understanding of concepts, issues, strategies, and practices of social justice from interdisciplinary and community-based perspectives. Students will engage citizenship and social justice through multiple lenses of critical theory and engagement. This minor is a good complement for a wide-variety of majors and serves students in many career paths, particularly as employers are increasingly interested in employees who can think critically, act responsibly, and who embrace diversity.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (2nd program):
Minor in Environmental Studies and Sustainability

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

This program focuses on environmental sustainability through science-based curriculum. The curriculum mirrors that of the major in Geography and Environmental Studies, with less GIS courses required.


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Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration (3rd program):
Minor in Environmental Health

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

This 27 credit hour minor prepares students and assist them to acquire public health protection skills for program design, implementation and the evaluation of policies and practices to assist in preventing or reducing environmental hazards on individuals and communities.


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Information about these programs were talking directly from the WKU undergraduate catalog and program websites.

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