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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 66.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date May 14, 2014
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STARS v1.2

George Washington University
ER-10: Undergraduate Program in Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Lisa Benton-Short
Director of the Sustainability Academic Program
Department of Geography
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Does the institution offer an undergraduate degree program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

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

The website URL for the program (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Undergraduate Minor in Sustainability

The website URL for the program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Geography

The website URL for the program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Starting in Fall 2012, the George Washington University offers an 18-credit Minor in Sustainability, open to all undergraduate students. Currently, there are 140 minors from across all GW schools that teach undergraduates. An interdisciplinary team of faculty from across the university teach the introductory course, and many other faculty contribute to the other required courses.

In addition, GW offers a number of sustainability-related academic offerings:

1. B.A. in Economics
2. B.A. in Geology
3. B.S. in Chemistry
4. B.F.A. in Interior Design
5. B.S. in Civil Engineering with concentrations in environmental engineering, transportation
6. engineering and sustainability
7. B.A. in Anthropology
8. B.S. in Biology
9. B.A. in Philosophy

For the full list, please visit https://sustainability.gwu.edu/sustainability-related-undergraduate-offerings

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.