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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 67.81
Liaison Kelly Wellman
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Texas A&M University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Ben Kalscheur
Sustainability Assistant Manager
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:
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

This track gives students a scientific foundation to make significant environmental policy, legislation, and decision-making concerning the environment. Environmental Studies balances an education in the geosciences (Meteorology, Geology and Geophysics, Oceanography, and Geography) with environmental policy and the social sciences (Economics, Human Geography, Politics, Planning, and Sociology). The program also prepares students for entry into graduate and professional schools, including law, public health, public policy, and urban and regional planning.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Renewable Natural Resources

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

The Renewable and Natural Resources degree is for students with a broad interest in natural resources and ecology, including forestry and associated values such as range and wildland, wildlife, recreation, water, and other environmental sciences. Students may design degree plans emphasizing natural resource management, social and public policy, or biophysical sciences.


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

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

This track is an intensive, interdisciplinary study for students interested in scientific and technical careers. Students study the interactions between Earth’s surfaces, oceans, and atmosphere. The curriculum also focuses on the study of modern environmental issues. Courses taken are a part of a variety of departments, including: Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology and Geophysics, and Oceanography. Junior and Senior students typically refine their studies to one particular aspect, such as coastal processes, water and the environment, climate change, or human interactions with the environment. Students will also become familiar with various tools needed to approach environmental concerns such as Geographic Information Science (GIS), remote sensing, and environmental sampling and surveying.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):

Bachelor of Environmental Design: http://dept.arch.tamu.edu/academics/undergraduate/
Bachelor of Science in Ecological Restoration: http://essm.tamu.edu/academics/undergraduate/degree-programs/ecor


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:
Sustainable Architecture and Planning Minor

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

The Minor in Sustainable Architecture and Planning provides undergraduate students with a multidisciplinary approach to understanding sustainability of the built environment. The curriculum emphasizes an awareness of responsible practices at a variety of scales impacting the built environment: buildings, communities, architectural systems, global resource management, and social equity. Students will become aware of responsible architectural design and develop critical thinking skills to address the multifaceted issues facing the profession today.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Minor in Earth Sciences

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

The purpose of the Earth Sciences minor is to study the different physical earth processes and systems. For specific program information, please reference the program requirements.


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

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

This track is an intensive, interdisciplinary study for students interested in scientific and technical careers. Students study the interactions between Earth’s surfaces, oceans, and atmosphere. The curriculum also focuses on the study of modern environmental issues. Courses taken are a part of a variety of departments, including: Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology and Geophysics, and Oceanography. Junior and Senior students typically refine their studies to one particular aspect, such as coastal processes, water and the environment, climate change, or human interactions with the environment. Students will also become familiar with various tools needed to approach environmental concerns such as Geographic Information Science (GIS), remote sensing, and environmental sampling and surveying.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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.