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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 51.70
Liaison Gail Valentine
Submission Date July 5, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bryant University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Gaytha Langlois
Chair, Science & Technology Department
Science & Technology Department
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (1st program):
M.S. Global Environmental Studies

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

Bryant's Master of Science in Global Environmental Studies (MSGES) qualifies graduates with science backgrounds to understand and attack international challenges from a sustainable systems perspective, and prepares those with business backgrounds to develop intervention skills for dealing with environmental management problems.

Students work directly with research faculty in a multidisciplinary department, gaining extensive hands-on experience in well-equipped laboratories. The program includes collaboration with professors and students at the China University of Geosciences (CUG) at Wuhan, including study abroad opportunities for U.S. students, and a student exchange program for Chinese students.

One graduate of this program is completing a PhD at a research institute in Holland, modeling climate change scenarios, and a second graduate is employed at Hanna Instruments in Rhode Island, where she designs instrument applications for customers. Two graduates have earned a Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Sustainable Practices.


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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.