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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 45.73
Liaison Jill Pelkey
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of New Brunswick
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Bachelor of Science in Environment & Natural Resources

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Our environment provides us with the necessities of life: the air we breathe, the water we drink, the natural resources we use for food, heat, light, fuel, and the earth’s life-sustaining climate. These ecosystem functions also support a diversity of other species, which in turn strengthens the resiliency of ecosystems to adapt to a changing environment.
Expanding human populations threaten the environment through pollution of air and water, depletion of natural resources, climate change, and degrading the ecosystem functions that are so essential to life on earth.
This world urgently needs environmental professionals who can find ways to avert this threat.  
Our interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Environment and Natural Resources (BScENR) degree program will train you to understand ecosystems, the needs of species that depend on them, and how they are affected by human activities. Equipped with that knowledge, you will be challenged to find ways to reduce our footprint across the landscape, wisely use our natural resources and adapt to a changing environment.
You will take courses across a range of social science, natural science and management subjects including ecology, soil chemistry, environmental economics/sociology & statistics, hydrology, strategic management and many others. We will equip you to acquire and analyze information about the environment using advanced technologies such as GIS and GPS. You will integrate this knowledge in these areas with critical thinking and structured problem solving to help you design management plans that meet social, environmental and economic objectives.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Bachelor of Science in Forestry

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

Forestry is about trees, plants, water, and wildlife; the atmosphere, soils, landscapes and streetscapes. It’s about people’s beliefs and values. It’s about the economy and about spirit.
Forestry is also about managing goods and services to ensure they are sustained for present and future generations.
Society needs forestry professionals who can design and implement management strategies that balance the often conflicting needs and desires of forest stakeholders. 
Our interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BScF) program helps you understand the forest through courses in forest and wildlife ecology, soil chemistry, forest economics sociology & statistics, hydrology, management and many others. It also equips you to acquire and analyze information about the forest using advanced technologies such as GIS, GPS, growth and yield models, forest estate models, etc. Knowledge in these areas are integrated with critical thinking and structured problem solving to help you design management plans that meet social, environmental and economic objectives.


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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

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Environmental Management minor

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The Environmental Management minor equips students with the knowledge, tools, and ethical foundation needed to address today’s complex environmental issues. Students build their expertise in the use of tools and techniques, such as environmental monitoring techniques, environmental risk assessment, environmental impact assessment, life-cycle assessment, environmental management systems, stakeholder engagement and others. Students in this major follow a course map that defines required core courses taken in each year.


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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.