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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 Bronze
Overall Score 29.52
Liaison Stephen Pepper
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Illinois Institute of Technology
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Stephen Pepper
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Campus Energy & Sustainability
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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 Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering degree program is specifically designed to provide advanced professional preparation in specialized areas of environmental engineering practice.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering degree program is specifically designed to provide advanced professional preparation in specialized areas of environmental engineering practice.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
PhD in Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

The Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering is awarded in recognition of mastery in environmental engineering and upon demonstration of an ability to make substantial creative contributions to knowledge in environmental engineering. The recipients of these degrees will be capable of a continuing effort toward advancement of knowledge and achievement in research while pursuing an academic or industrial career.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Graduate Certificate in Hazardous Waste Engineering

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The Hazardous Waste Engineering certificate provides an introduction to the characterization of hazardous waste sites, common and innovative remediation techniques, and current issues in hazardous waste engineering.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Graduate Certificate in Indoor Air Quality

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

The Indoor Air Quality certificate program covers sick building syndrome, the causes of indoor air pollution, and investigative and diagnostic techniques used in controlling indoor air quality.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Graduate Certificate in Water and Wastewater Treatment

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

The Water and Wastewater Treatment certificate program provides an introduction to the biological and physical/chemical processes used in water and wastewater treatment, and the design of water and wastewater treatment processes.


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

Graduate Certificate in Current Energy Issues - This program explores issues related to the establishment of sustainable energy systems including energy/environment/economics, renewable energy, batteries and fuel cells. https://engineering.iit.edu/programs/graduate-certificate/graduate-certificate-electricity-markets

J.D. Certificate Program in Environmental and Energy Law - The Program in Environmental and Energy Law allows J.D. students to gain in-depth knowledge of this important area of practice. The program provides not only a firm grounding in the core legal principles of environmental law but also an understanding of the underlying scientific, economic and ethical concepts that inform environmental and energy policy. https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/certificate-programs/environmental-and-energy-law?_ga=2.125633933.646326870.1509541804-440148987.1425672222

J.D. Certificate Program in Public Interest Law - Students at IIT Chicago-Kent who have a special interest in human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, social justice, increasing access to justice, and battling discrimination can carve their own professional niche by pursuing a Certificate in Public Interest Law. The certificate program enables a student to demonstrate a commitment to public interest law, define public interest career goals, customize coursework to match both interests and career objectives, and connect with related events, conferences and professional opportunities. https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/certificate-programs/public-interest-law?_ga=2.165415480.646326870.1509541804-440148987.1425672222

Business Certificate in Compliance and Pollution Prevention -
https://stuart.iit.edu/programs/certificate-and-non-degree-programs?_ga=2.198913320.646326870.1509541804-440148987.1425672222#ECON

Business Certificate in Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship - https://stuart.iit.edu/programs/certificate-and-non-degree-programs?_ga=2.198913320.646326870.1509541804-440148987.1425672222#ECON
Business Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise - https://stuart.iit.edu/programs/certificate-and-non-degree-programs?_ga=2.198913320.646326870.1509541804-440148987.1425672222#ECON


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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