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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 Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date March 16, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Beloit College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

Track 1: Environmental Communication and Arts
Track 2: Environmental Justice and Citizenship
The environmental studies major provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of interactions between humans and the environment. It is organized into two tracks: “Environmental Communication and Arts” is oriented to the arts and humanities; “Environmental Justice and Citizenship” has a social-science focus. Both tracks include introductory courses in the arts and humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences. Core environmental courses, selected for their appropriateness to the student’s interests and proclivities in humanistic or social-scientific environmental study, introduce the interdisciplinary study of environmental issues.

Concentration courses allow students to further deepen their knowledge and acquire skills necessary for the practice of “Environmental Communication and Arts,” or “Environmental Justice and Citizenship.” Environmental Studies 380: Senior Colloquium in Environmental Studies provides an opportunity for students from both tracks to reflect together upon the diverse perspectives on environmental issues they have studied.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Biology

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

The environmental biology major provides a broad background in the biological sciences with a focus on how humans interact with their biological environments.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Environmental Chemistry

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

The environmental chemistry major provides an understanding of the
chemical sciences with a focus on environmental processes and human
interactions with these processes.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):

Environmental Geology: The environmental geology major provides an understanding of how earth systems operate and how humans interact with the environment.


Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

The environmental studies minor offers the opportunity to study environmentally related topics in economics, political science, natural science, philosophy, and environmental studies courses.


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The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
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The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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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.