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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 56.83
Liaison Liz Davey
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Tulane University
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Liz Davey
Director
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?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Environmental Studies

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (1st program):

The environmental studies major is an interdisciplinary major drawing courses from the School of Liberal Arts, School of Sciences and Engineering, School of Public Health, School of Business, and School of Architecture. The environmental studies major (EVST) is a coherent and definitive compilation of the university's wide range of environmental concentration courses. The major has been designed to not only provide ample opportunity for students' interdisciplinary educational development, but also various opportunities for further enrichment and knowledge of key environmental and humanistic concerns.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Social Policy & Practice Coordinate Major

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

This major introduces students to problems, policies, and methods in the social policy and welfare field through four core courses and additional elective coursework in the social and behavioral sciences. The program is particularly interested in encouraging the study of social problems related to living in an urban environment such as issues related to race, class, poverty, gender, social justice and the intersections among them.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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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

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Minor in Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):

Building upon Tulane University's strengths in civic engagement and service learning, the interdisciplinary social innovation and social entrepreneurship (SISE) minor will prepare students to use solutions-oriented thinking, integrate theory and practice, generate and support stimulating research across fields, & better understand and create new models of social change. Tulane recognizes that well-informed, motivated, and connected citizens are the real agents that create change, and the time and place to cultivate these changemakers is during their university studies. SISE will enable students to explore how they can be changemakers in whatever career path they choose, be it working for a nonprofit, a corporation, in academia, or starting their own venture.


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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.