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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 51.16
Liaison Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

California State University, San Marcos
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Sustainability Manager
Safety, Risk and Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Environmental Studies Program at California State University San Marcos provides a collaborative setting for faculty, students, and community partners to study environmental and land-use issues. The degree provides introductory training in physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences, land-use planning, geographic information systems (GIS), environmental policy and law, research methods, and environmental arts and humanities.

The multidisciplinary core of the degree comprises four general areas:

Life and Physical Sciences provides the scientific background for the major, consisting of courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and ecology.
Social Sciences and Policy exposes students to institutional and legal frameworks of environmental policy, and to processes by which policy is established.
Research Methods prepares students with research tools - GIS and research methods - necessary for applied work in the professional arena, and also for graduate studies.
Environmental Arts and Humanities encourages students to think critically, ethically, and aesthetically about the environment.


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