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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 45.25
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Oct. 16, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Kentucky
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Shane Tedder
Sustainability 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):
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES)

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

The University of Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Science program is the only interdisciplinary, environmental science degree at the University of Kentucky. NRES is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and field experiences necessary for a career in environmental science, natural resource management, and related fields or for further graduate work and training.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (1st program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENS)

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

ENS students will obtain the fundamental knowledge required to understand the relationships that exist between the global economy, societal problems and needs, and the natural world. The program will develop the critical thinking, communication, and independent study skills necessary for students to pursue lifestyles and careers that are ecologically viable, socially desirable, and economically feasible. ENS students will be uniquely prepared to participate in the rapidly expanding “Green Economy” (see Careers). The ENS Program will be an important component of the College of Arts & Sciences goal of being defined by the characteristics: innovative preparation for life and career, multidisciplinary scholarly research, connectivity with the world, and substantive community involvement (Ampersand: Envision 2020, Fall 2010).


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Sustainable Agriculture (SAG)

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

The SAG program offers discovery, evaluation and education related to horticultural crop and landscape systems that are sustainable in terms of economics, natural resources and other environmental considerations, and the health/safety of growers and consumers.


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

The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENS)

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

ENS students will obtain the fundamental knowledge required to understand the relationships that exist between the global economy, societal problems and needs, and the natural world. The program will develop the critical thinking, communication, and independent study skills necessary for students to pursue lifestyles and careers that are ecologically viable, socially desirable, and economically feasible. ENS students will be uniquely prepared to participate in the rapidly expanding “Green Economy” (see Careers). The ENS Program will be an important component of the College of Arts & Sciences goal of being defined by the characteristics: innovative preparation for life and career, multidisciplinary scholarly research, connectivity with the world, and substantive community involvement (Ampersand: Envision 2020, Fall 2010).


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):
Sustainable Agriculture (SAG)

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

The SAG program offers discovery, evaluation and education related to horticultural crop and landscape systems that are sustainable in terms of economics, natural resources and other environmental considerations, and the health/safety of growers and consumers.


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