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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 43.94
Liaison Lisa Kawai
Submission Date June 5, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Soka University of America
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 M. Robert Hamersley
PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology
Environmental Studies
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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:

Excerpt from Environmental Studies website of Soka University of America:
The Environmental Studies concentration fulfills one of Soka University of America’s founding principles: to “foster leaders for the creative coexistence of nature and humanity”. The complex problem of how humans can sustainably live on the planet requires a broad, multidisciplinary approach, one that a liberal arts background is well suited to deliver. This concentration will provide students a foundation in the scientific understanding of human/environment relations, as well as, an understanding of the philosophical, social, economic and organizational forces that shape those relations.
Students in the Environmental Studies concentration will have the opportunity to integrate scientific and environmental management approaches to studying the environment with approaches drawn from the other three SUA concentrations.


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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.