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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 Gold
Overall Score 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Michael Burden
Sustainability Coordinator
MU 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):

This degree is a good fit for students interested in acquiring a broad understanding of environmental problems and their underlying causes, so that they can work in the fields of advocacy, outreach, policy, and regulation. This degree is offered jointly by Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts and Sciences and Environmental Studies. The degree will be in Interdisciplinary Studies.

For this degree students take an approximately equal number of classes in the natural and applied sciences and in the social and behavioral sciences. In addition, they take an undergraduate seminar focusing on analysis and solution of environmental problems, complete an internship, and do a capstone project analyzing and proposing a solution to a specific problem of their choosing.


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

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

Addressing environmental problems such as waste management, land use issues, and water and air quality often requires an interdisciplinary science education as well as an understanding of the social and economic context of the problem. The environmental science emphasis is designed to prepare students for careers as environmental professionals.

Within the environmental science emphasis, students can choose one of three tracks:

water quality
land management
air quality

Students in all tracks take a mixture of natural and applied science courses such as ecology, soil science, forestry, atmospheric science, and fisheries and wildlife.


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

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

Sustainable agriculture meets the needs of both farmers and consumers by creating agricultural systems that produce food for a growing population in a way that protects the environment and supports healthy, dynamic communities.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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):
Sustainable Agriculture

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

The minor in sustainable agriculture is for students interested in exploring agriculture and food systems that promote profit-ability, steward our natural resources, and provide enhanced quality of life for farmers, citizens and communities. A student must complete 15 credits of coursework that introduces concepts of sustainable agriculture, provides practical information on natural resources and food production, and investigates the impact of different philosophical and scientific frameworks on food and agriculture.


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):
Certificate in Environmental Studies

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

Many environmental careers require the kind of discipline-specific education available in traditional majors, but with an added base of knowledge about environmental issues and the skills to address them. The Certificate in Environment Studies provides that base.


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The name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
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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.