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

STARS v2.2

Western Kentucky University
AC-4: Graduate 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 program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master of Arts in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

This master of arts degree is an interdisciplinary program of study that provides students with the tools to lead communities toward social justice and sustainability. It is designed especially for students inclined toward the humanities, social sciences, and related fields.

*Students take a core set of courses that provide interdisciplinary grounding in social justice and sustainability, economic and policy issues, leadership issues, community-building, and community-based research.
*Students may focus their elective courses on environmental sustainability, women’s & gender studies, inter-generational studies, or other issues—depending on their interests, on availability of courses, and in consultation with their adviser.
*Students in the MA in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities will cultivate the skills and knowledge necessary to be economic, political, and social change agents for more just and sustainable communities.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Science in Geoscience

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

The graduate program in Geoscience provides advanced professional training for careers as hydrologists, environmental resource managers, city and regional planners, engineering geologists, geophysical and geochemical geologists, meteorologists and climatologists, earth science teachers, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialists, consultants in business and industry, and professional educators. The program also provides a scientific foundation for graduate students who plan to continue advanced studies leading to the Ph.D.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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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:
Global Pathways to Sustainability Graduate Certificate

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

The Global Pathways to Sustainability (GPS) Graduate Certificate prepares professionals working in organizations and institutions to understand complex environmental and social problems and to apply community-based solutions. The certificate offers a multidisciplinary study of the environmental, social, and policy dimensions of sustainability.


Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
MBA Graduate Certificate in Business Sustainability

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

From the MBA webpage: "WKU's MBA courses in sustainability are designed to help students address some of the most complex social and environmental issues around the world. We are preparing students for the future - as well as equipping them for the requirements of today."


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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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

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