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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 48.07
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Black Hills State University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Dan Asunskis
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry
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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:
Master of Science in Sustainability

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Master of Science in Sustainability degree is intended to inform students about the theoretical and practical issues relevant to sustainability, and prepare them to reflect on, communicate with different stakeholders, and implement real-world solutions to problems, in order to work towards a sustainable society.

This inter-disciplinary and innovative program provides students with the knowledge that will enable them to understand the complex relationships between environmental factors, natural systems, economic structures, legal frameworks, socio-political forces and policy options, in order to have a comprehensive idea of the challenges and solutions relating to a sustainable future. As the fields relating to sustainability become increasingly important in government, academia and industry, students will earn a valuable degree that will help them to gain personal fulfillment and obtain appropriate employment.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
No

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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.