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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 67.35
Liaison Laurie Husted
Submission Date June 9, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Bard College
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Eban Goodstein
Director
Bard Center for Environmental Policy
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
M.S. in Environmental Policy

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Environmental science, environmental and natural resource economics, environmental law, and environmental policy comprise the program's core courses. All courses move through several topics, outlined below, enabling students to examine one specific environmental area at a time in an integrated and comprehensive manner.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
M.S. in Climate Science and Policy

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

The climate degree covers the interplay between climate systems, ecosystems, and agricultural systems on the one hand and solutions on the other, training future policy leaders to guide efforts in greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation. The curriculum incorporates science, economics, policy, law, and tools of analysis.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
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:

Peace Corps Master's International Program
M.S. and J.D. with Pace Law School
3+2 Program
M.S. and Master of Arts in Teaching

all may be found at: http://www.bard.edu/cep/academic_programs/


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:
Professional Certificate in Environmental Policy

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

The Professional Certificate in Environmental Policy is earned by completing twenty-four credits of coursework at Bard CEP, either part-time (four semesters) or full-time (two semesters).The Certificate may be earned jointly with the Bard MBA in Sustainability or on a stand-alone basis for mid-career professionals seeking to pursue further education or a career opportunity. The Certificate program includes the opportunity to pursue Bard CEP's signature professional internship experience, earning up to six credits in a high-level placement that can be either paid or unpaid.


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.