Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.79
Liaison Lindsay Crum
Submission Date Aug. 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Yale University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Lindsay Crum
Senior Manager, Data Analysis and Program Management
Yale Office of Sustainability
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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:
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Yale offers the Environmental Studies (EVST) major, which is grounded in chemistry, biology, math and statistics prerequisites. Students then delve into humanities and social science courses that focus on the environment. From this broad foundation, students build a strong area of concentration and conduct senior research. Many EVST graduates continue their career development by enrolling in top tier professional and graduate schools, studying law, business, medicine, planning or public health, as well as academic fields such as ecology, geology, economics, and history. In addition, many majors go on to careers in non-profit organizations, governmental positions, or work in the corporate sector.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Engineering

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

The Environmental Engineering program takes a broad view of environmental engineering. Yale is at the forefront of extending the discipline into new and vital areas by integrating engineering with human health, green design and pollution prevention, carbon sequestration and climate changes, and the development of alternative energy.

Beyond coursework, undergraduate students are involved with faculty research or related extracurricular activities. Research topics have included production of microalgae biofuels, low-energy water desalination techniques, green water treatment techniques, and emerging disinfection technologies.


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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:
Energy Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

Energy Studies is a multidisciplinary academic program (MAP) in Yale College. The curriculum is designed to provide selected undergraduates with the knowledge and skills needed for advanced studies, leadership, and success in energy-related fields. The grand challenge for these fields in the 21st century is to deploy sustainable sources of energy in ways that are less harmful to health and the environment than the combustion of fossil fuels, but are still capable of providing convenient, affordable energy for all of the world’s population.


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Global Health

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

Global Health is a Multidisciplinary Academic Program at Yale. The program offers courses through an interdisciplinary framework that brings together the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities.


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