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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 66.74
Liaison joni newcomer
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2017
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STARS v2.1

New Mexico State University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 joni newcomer
Mgr. Env. Policy and Sustainability
Facilities and Services
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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:
Environmental Engineering, Master of Science

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Our department has a rich history of teaching excellence and a diverse group of faculty whose research efforts have led to the development of nationally and internationally recognized programs in areas related to the environment, geotechnics, structures, transportation, and water resources. Areas of emphasis: Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Wildlife Sciences, Master of Science

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

We apply traditional and emerging scientific methods to understand the ecology of fish and wildlife and use this knowledge for conservation and management. We strive for excellence in research, teaching and outreach with our efforts focused on the diverse ecosystems of the American Southwest and northern Mexico.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business

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

One in five workers is employed in the food and fiber sector of the U.S. economy. A major in agricultural economics and agricultural business provides flexibility to students with diverse career interests. Our faculty is dedicated to providing knowledge and information and preparing students for the challenging world of increasingly global and information-driven agriculture, food companies and markets, and environmental and natural resource management agencies.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

1. Domestic Animal Biology, Animal and Range Sciences
http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/anrs/

2. Agricultural Biology, Master of Science
Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science
http://eppws.nmsu.edu/

3. Agricultural Biology, Master of Science
Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science
http://eppws.nmsu.edu/


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:
Water Science and Management, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy

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

Interdisciplinary Degree in Water Science and Management
We face serious challenges concerning the supply, development, quality, management, and administration of water resources; responses to the challenges will have major impacts on regional economy, environmental quality, and the quality of life. A major need exists to train the next generation of water resource researchers, educators, and managers to address these challenges. This program has been developed at NMSU by a team of water experts and approved by the Governor of New Mexico in November 2011. Currently, major participating academic departments include Agricultural economics and agricultural business, Animal and Range Science, Civil Engineering, Geography, and Plant and Environmental Sciences.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Multidisciplinary water, energy, and environmental research concentration

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

The Institute for Energy & the Environment (IEE) develops and stimulates comprehensive and innovative solutions to world-wide challenges. Our multidisciplinary water, energy, and environmental research, education, and outreach serve the nation and the world through dynamic leadership, technology advancement, industrial/academic/governmental partnerships, and human resource development.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
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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.