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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 51.12
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.0

University of Florida
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Megan Walker-Radtke
Program Coordinator
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):
Bachelor's in Sustainability Studies - College of Liberal Arts and Science

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

Sustainability Studies prepares students for global citizenship while providing the knowledge and skill sets that are increasingly in demand. Maintaining environmental health, creating economic welfare, and pursuing social justice in a changing world are tough challenges. Sustainability Studies students gain understanding of the ways in which these three goals are interdependent and explore how they best can be pursued over the long term on local, national, and global levels. Students put their knowledge to work on campus and in the local community in the capstone course, Sustainability in Action.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Bachelor's in Sustainability and the Built Environment - College of Design, Construction, and Planning

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

The College of Design, Construction, and Planning's commitment to sustainability and the built environment focuses on understanding the interrelatedness of the social, cultural, and environmental contexts in which we build to ensure that our designs address the idea of “Sense of Place.” We believe that design must seek harmony with the environment by balancing human needs and wants with a minimal environmental impact. It is therefore essential to conserve, protect, and restore natural systems and biodiversity in all design schemes.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the 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 Sustainability Studies - College of Liberal Arts and Science

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

Sustainability Studies prepares students for global citizenship while providing the knowledge and skill sets that are increasingly in demand. Maintaining environmental health, creating economic welfare, and pursuing social justice in a changing world are tough challenges. Sustainability Studies students gain understanding of the ways in which these three goals are interdependent and explore how they best can be pursued over the long term on local, national, and global levels. Students put their knowledge to work on campus and in the local community in the capstone course, Sustainability in Action.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Sustainability and the Built Environment Minor - College of Design, Construction and Planning

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

The minor provides an introduction to the challenges of planning, design and construction of human structures and settlements. Courses will provide an overview of environmental and cultural issues as they apply to design, planning sustainable applications and solutions. Field trips to broaden and expand students' educational experiences through study of planning, design, construction and sustainability projects are required.


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Organic and Sustainable Crop Production Minor - Department of Horticultural Sciences

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

The Department of Horticultural Sciences offers this interdisciplinary minor, which is open to any UF student, and encompasses organic and sustainable practices in horticulture and plant science.


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

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Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration: Area of Specialization: Sustainability Studies (SUS) - http://warrington.ufl.edu/undergraduate/docs/baba/CLAS_SustainabilityStudies.pdf - The Sustainability Studies area of specialization is characterized by three overarching concerns: maintaining ecological and environmental health; creating economic welfare; and ensuring social justice. The aim of the area of specialization in Sustainability Studies is to help students understand the ways in which these three concerns are interrelated and to explore how they best can be pursued at local, national, and global scales.


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.