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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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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:
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sustainability - School of Sustainability

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The B.A. program introduces students to the concept of sustainability in the context of real-world problems, exploring the interaction of environmental, economic, and social systems. Students can pursue the following tracks within the B.A. in Sustainability:

- Society and Sustainability
- Policy and Governance in Sustainable Systems
- International Development and Sustainability
- Sustainable Urban Dynamics


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sustainability - School of Sustainability

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

The B.S. program introduces students to the concept of sustainability in the context of real-world problems, exploring the interaction of environmental, economic, and social systems. Students can pursue the following tracks within the B.S. in Sustainability:

- Sustainable Energy, Materials, and Technology
- Economics of Sustainability
- Ecosystems Sustainability


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business (with a concentration in sustainability) - W.P. Carey School of Business

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

The BA in business with a concentration in sustainability is an innovative, interdisciplinary program intended to prepare students for positions in a variety of professions in which business and sustainability play an important role in ensuring success. Finding ways to grow and prosper while reducing the stress on the global environment is a critical issue facing today's society. Combining the latest trends in business with cutting-edge knowledge of sustainability prepares graduates to excel in career areas that will dramatically increase in demand. Students in this program will complete rigorous courses within the sustainability concentration in addition to the skill and core courses required of all business majors.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):

Other Sustainability-Focused Programs:

BS in Applied Biological Sciences (Sustainable Horticulture Concentration) - College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/TSABSUBS/undergrad/false

BSE in Civil Engineering (Sustainable Engineering Concentration) – Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ESCEESUBSE/undergrad/false

BS in Public Service & Public Policy (Sustainability Concentration) – College of Public Service and Community Solutions
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/PPPAFSBS/undergrad/false

BS in Tourism Development and Management (Sustainable Tourism Concentration) - College of Public Service and Community Solutions
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/PPTDMSBS/undergrad/false

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability Concentration) - College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/LSBISBIS/undergrad/false

Other Sustainability-Related Programs:

BS in Biological Sciences (Biology and Society Concentration) - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/LABSCSBS/undergrad/false

BS in Biological Sciences (Conservation Biology and Ecology Concentration) – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/LABSCCBS/undergrad/false

BS in Biology (Environmental Science Concentration) - New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ASLSCEBS/undergrad/false

BS in Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry Concentration) - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/LACHMEBS/undergrad/false

BSE in Civil Engineering - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ESCEEBSE/undergrad/false

BA in Earth and Environmental Studies – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/LAEESBA/undergrad/false

BSE in Electrical Engineering (Electric Power and Energy Systems Concentration) - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ESEEEPBSE/undergrad/false

BS in Electronics Engineering Technology (Alternative Energy Technologies - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/TSEETABS/undergrad/false

BSE in Engineering (Humanitarian Engineering Concentration) - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/TSEGRHEBSE/undergrad/false

BSE in Engineering (Mechancial Engineering Systems Concentration) - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/TSEGRMEBSE/undergrad/false

BS in Environmental Design - Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/HIEDSBS/undergrad/false

BS in Environmental and Resource Management – Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/TSETMBS/undergrad/false

BA in Global Health - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/LASSHBA/undergrad/false

BGM in Global Management - Thunderbird School of Global Management
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/TBTGMBGM/undergrad/false

BSE in Mechanical Engineering (Energy & Environment) - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ESMAEEBSE/undergrad/false

BS in Nutrition (Food and Tourism Management Concentration) - College of Health Solutions
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ECNTFTMBS/undergrad/false

BS in Parks and Recreation Management - College of Public Service and Community Solutions
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/PPPRMBS/undergrad/false

BA in Philosphy, Religion and Society - New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ASRELBA/undergrad/false

BS in Tourism Development and Management - College of Public Service and Community Solutions
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/PPTDMBS/undergrad/false

BS in Tourism Development and Management (Resort and Hotel Leadership Concentration) - College of Public Service and Community Solutions
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/PPTDMRBS/undergrad/false


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:
Minor in Sustainability - ASU/School of Sustainability

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

The 18-credit minor in sustainability allows students from many areas of study to explore the challenges of sustainability and how it may be used to develop solutions to pressing issues at local and global levels. The minor fosters understanding about what determines the sustainability of human institutions, organizations, cultures, and technologies in different environments. The minor is intended to draw from and supplement any major in the university.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Certificate in Energy and Sustainability - School of Sustainability

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

The transdisciplinary certificate examines current energy systems and what it will take to create a sustainable energy future. Students begin with an overview of how energy affects peoples' lives and of policy options for energy as well as the science of energy and how energy is generated for today's society. Students then select additional energy courses from across many disciplines, depending on their specific interests.

An understanding of energy is increasingly important for jobs related to environmental quality, national security and the efficient functioning of cities. This certificate helps students:

- Enhance their understanding of the methods by which energy is generated and distributed as well as the associated sustainability issues.
- Analyze social and policy dimensions of energy systems and infrastructure.
- Tailor the certificate around their unique interests in energy with a variety of electives, representing a broad array of academic disciplines.
- Enrich the breadth of their energy knowledge by taking courses outside their primary area of study.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Certificate in Food System Sustainability - School of Sustainability

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

Food systems are particularly important for human societies to sustain; however, these systems are particularly vulnerable to multiple threats. Many students from a wide variety of disciplines are interested in food systems, especially as food and sustainability become increasingly relevant issues to employers in fields across the public and private sectors.

This certificate allows ASU students to take advantage of the diversity of courses offered that address challenges to food system sustainability. The certificate encourages students to cover a breadth of topics and perspectives related to food system issues while providing the opportunity to focus on particular skills and approaches suitable for their career paths. Career paths can range from agriculture to marketing and retail to policy or ethics. This certificate offers an innovative and exciting approach to the challenges of food system sustainability. Due to the transdisciplinary nature of the certificate, many courses may be found across all four ASU campuses, allowing students to choose both the focus area and location of study that best fits their needs.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors, concentrations and certificates:

Other Sustainability-Focused Minors and Certificates:

Minor in Sustainable Tourism - College of Public Service and Community Solutions
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/PPTDMSMIN/undergrad/true

Minor in Environmental and Resource Management - Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/ESERMMIN/undergrad/true

Certificate in Environmental Education - Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/TEEVEDCERT/undergrad/true

Certificate in Environmental Humanities - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/LAENHCERT/undergrad/true


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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