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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 69.28
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Feb. 29, 2016
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STARS v2.0

California State University, Northridge
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Helen Cox
Director, Institute for Sustainability
Institute for Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students?:
No

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
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The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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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):
Minor in Sustainability

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

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability offers a broad education in sustainability from many perspectives. Core courses seek to educate students in the concepts of sustainability, the best practices in sustainability and to teach students to consider all factors -- economic, environmental, and social -- both in the short-term and in the long-term in making decisions. Elective courses are chosen from an individual’s field of interest where the emphasis is on issues relating to sustainability. The Minor is located within the Liberal Studies Program in the College of Humanities and is conducted through collaboration with other Colleges, which may cross-list courses. This Minor complements many academic majors, and many of the courses offered within the program satisfy requirements or electives for other degree programs.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Interdisciplinary degree program, Track C: Sustainability

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

The Interdisciplinary Studies Option is designed for students interested in a broad liberal arts education. Students take courses in the language arts, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. As part of this option, students are required to complete a specialization track. General Education and Title V requirements are completed outside the major.The Sustainability track educates students in the concepts of sustainability, the best practices in sustainability and to teach students to consider all factors -- economic, environmental, and social -- both in the short-term and in the long-term in making decisions.
http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/track-c-sustainability-specialization.pdf


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Principles of Sustainability General Education Path

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

A new GE path in Sustainability was developed Fall 2012. Students with an interest in sustainability can now focus their general education courses around sustainability. Each semester six courses from across all GE offerings are selected and the instructor incorporates sustainability education into the course curriculum.


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