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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 34.87
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Tennessee Technological University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 DeLayne Miller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities:Office of Sustainability
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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:
Bachelor of Science: Environmental & Sustainability Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ESS) undergraduate program focuses on developing a student's ability to find solutions to environmental problems through an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning.
The ESS degree aligns well with the vision and mission of Tennessee Tech as the state's comprehensive university known for offering high-quality programs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.
The ESS program will foster in students the desire to lead purposeful and professional lives through the application of scientific principles to environmental issues within the social, political and economic framework of our society.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental Agriscience

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

With its combination of courses in the traditional sciences and agriculture courses, Environmental Agriscience students are prepared for a wide range of experiences. A 300-acre working, teaching and research farm located 3 miles from campus, the Tech Farm, is also home to the Hyder-Burks Pavilion, which hosts multiple agricultural activities including The Home Show, the Tennessee Tech Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, and Farm Days.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

The Civil and Environmental Engineering program provides a basic civil engineering education with depth in the areas of environmental engineering, structural engineering, structural mechanics, and transportation. Civil and Environmental Engineers continue to make vital contributions to the solution of current issues of modern society such as pollution control, transportation, bridges, water resource development, and wastewater treatment.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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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:
Environmental Science: Biology, Chemistry, or Natural Resources

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

These concentrations will help to teach the symbiotic nature of a variety of disciplines that form Environmental Science, explore and investigate environmental problems, and develop and enhance the ability to explain the student's findings to a diverse audience. Course work examines current topics through social, political and economic perspectives. Students analyze and propose sustainable solutions for complex, real-world environmental problems. The program culminates in a hands-on experience or research project addressing an environmental problem.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Environmental Technology

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

Through this program, students will learn to use GIS tools (geographic information systems) to aid in informed environmental decision making, model and experience environmental processes, and explore conventional water treatment methods.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Leadership & Environmental Management

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

Through this program, students learn how social systems interact with the environment, explore how cultural values and beliefs influence the way people use the environment, and study how organizations address environmental problems and how complex concepts regarding those issues are communicated.


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