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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-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Suzette Walling
Administrative Support
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (1st program):
Geography

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

Faculty and student research in the Department of Geography focuses on interrelated thematic clusters. The clusters facilitate collaborative scholarship though they typically do not function as formal research teams. The clusters tend to work as loose and overlapping intellectual communities that can incorporate working groups, reading groups, and collaborative projects, and they give a sense of the breadth of the research conducted in the department. Current research clusters are:
Biogeomorphology
Biogeography and Landscape Ecology
Critical Mapping and GISCultural and Social Geographies
Development Studies
Economic Geography
Geomorphology
Political Ecology
Political Geography
Social Theory
Urban Geography


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The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
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A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):
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The name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
Global Health

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

The goal of the graduate certificate program in global health is to provide a general foundation in the understanding of global health issues and the complex some basic tools in health assessment methods to measure their impact. Given the widespread globalized multiplicity of factors that affect them, and to provide some basic tools in health assessment methods to measure their impact. Given the widespread globalized nature of our world today, there is an increasing need for understanding the impact of globalization on health, both in terms of health patterns common across regions, and in terms of how what were once considered focal, limited local issues can transcend national and continental borders. The program is designed to prepare students for the increasing demand for international, interdisciplinary skills in the areas of public health prevention, health care and other health-related disciplines.


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (1st program):
The name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Stream and Watershed Science

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

The Stream and Watershed Science Graduate Certificate provides students with an understanding of the complex physical, biological and social systems involved in stream and watershed related issues. The certificate has an interdisciplinary focus and is administered by faculty in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering with an advisory committee consisting of faculty representatives from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Engineering; the Center for Applied Energy Research; the Gatton College of Business and Economics; and the Graduate School.


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The name and website URLs of all other graduate-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.