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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 56.68
Liaison Jeanne Gulnick
Submission Date July 18, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Saint Joseph's College - ME
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jeanne Gulnick
Assistant Professor/Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Natural Sciences
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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 Bachelor of Arts major in Environmental Studies investigates the environment and the ecological challenges that it faces. The Environmental Studies major couples scientific disciplines, such as biology, ecology, geology, and limnology, with sociology and philosophy. Students majoring in Environmental Studies pursue careers in conservation and environmental stewardship and consulting. The Bachelor of Arts major in Environmental Studies includes two semesters of foreign language study. http://www.sjcme.edu/majors/environmental-studies


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

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability Studies

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

"The interdisciplinary minor in Sustainability Studies prepares students engaged in different majors to 1) address the important problem of how we, as a society, can best live on the planet, 2) enroll in core curriculum courses in a connected, integrated fashion while obtaining real world experience and 3) develop skills and knowledge in sustainability that is specifically tailored to be useful to their major field of study. In addition, this minor fosters integration of knowledge and better enables students to fulfill the college’s mission statement calling for its community to “advocate for justice and peace in recognition of each person's responsibility for the welfare of both humankind and the environment.”

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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.