Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.14
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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Western Michigan University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jeff Spoelstra
Sustainability Coordinator
Office for Sustainability
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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:
Environmental and Sustainability Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Environmental and sustainability studies programs at Western Michigan University include:

-A "coordinate" major in environmental and sustainability studies (students enroll as dual majors—environmental and sustainability studies major and a second major of the student's choice).

Environmental and sustainability studies:

- Encourages students to develop a personally fulfilling, environmentally responsible way of living.

- Offers rigorous pre-professional training to prepare students for careers in a wide range of environmentally-related fields.

- Offers sound academic standards and principles that continually challenge students to excel.

- Teaches concern for the long-term health and well being of our planet.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Food Service Operations and Sustainability

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

This program emphasizes knowledge of food preparation and service and management of food service operations and provides a unique concentration in sustainable food systems. The flexible curriculum allows students to develop expertise in several areas related to the food service field. Graduates of the food service operations and sustainability program pursue supervisory and management positions in commercial food facilities, long-term care facilities, hospital food service departments, corporate food service, hotels and resorts, governmental food agencies, school food service, and sales positions in food distribution and equipment manufacturing. All students in the program will be certified by the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Management program prior to graduation from WMU.


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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 and Sustainability Studies

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

Environmental and sustainability studies programs at Western Michigan University include:

-A minor in environmental and sustainability studies.

Environmental and sustainability studies:

- Encourages students to develop a personally fulfilling, environmentally responsible way of living.

- Offers rigorous pre-professional training to prepare students for careers in a wide range of environmentally-related fields.

- Offers sound academic standards and principles that continually challenge students to excel.

- Teaches concern for the long-term health and well being of our planet.


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