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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.

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Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Marty Matlock
Executive Director
Office for 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):
Sustainability Minor

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

The Foundations of Sustainability Minor is an 18-credit program open to all undergraduate students at the University of Arkansas. Because it is interdisciplinary, drawing from faculty and courses across all colleges and schools at the U of A, the minor enhances and reflects each student's individual academic and career interests. The purpose of the minor in Sustainability is to provide foundational knowledge and skills related to the emerging discipline of sustainability and to prepare students to become innovators within their diverse fields. The program is organized around the four interdisciplinary systems areas.


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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
BS in environmental science

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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):
Bioenergy and Sustainability Technology Graduate Certificate Program

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

The YOU of A's Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Graduate Certificate program is designed for working professionals who hold an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree who want to expand their knowledge in their discipline and for students who are planning to work in this field when they graduate.

It is also intended to benefit traditional graduate programs through additional course availability. Students may take courses without pursuing the B.S.T. certificate to strengthen their plan of study in conventional graduate degree programs..

The program serves the needs of emerging “green” energy industries and provides post-baccalaureate educational opportunities for industry practitioners who do not require a full graduate degree program. Private industry actively recruits individuals with specific training in sustainability, biomass supply chain management, and sustainable energy conversion technologies.

Faculty from four institutions within the consortium, who have expertise in this discipline, teach the courses.


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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.