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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 51.34
Liaison Kat Pohlman
Submission Date April 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kathryn Pohlman
Sustainability Coordinator
EH&S
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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):
BS Environmental Science

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

The environmental studies curriculum is designed to give students the depth of intellectual and analytical skills along with the scholarly background necessary to understand and solve environmental problems. The program is interdisciplinary, drawing upon the resources of many related fields to provide the rigorous analysis necessary to understand environmental problems and formulate decisions that are environmentally sound.


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

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

The environmental studies curriculum is designed to give students the depth of intellectual and analytical skills along with the scholarly background necessary to understand and solve environmental problems. The program is interdisciplinary, drawing upon the resources of many related fields to provide the rigorous analysis necessary to understand environmental problems and formulate decisions that are environmentally sound


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 website URL for 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):
Environmental Policy and Management

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

This concentration is designed for students who seek careers that involve the analysis of environmental policy and management issues. Students in this concentration pursue positions as environmental planners in local governments, environmental policy analysts, regulators, or program managers in federal or state environmental agencies. Students also pursue positions in environmental advocacy or educational organizations. Students also work in the private sector in positions that involve environmental regulatory compliance, hazardous waste management, or land development. The courses in this concentration are interdisciplinary in nature and are typically populated by students from other master degree programs (e.g., environmental studies, marine science, marine biology, etc.).


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):
Environmental Conservation and Management

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

Policies and processes related to environmental conservation and management are examined within the context of the political, economic, socio-cultural and scientific challenges facing environmental managers today. Both regulatory and non-regulatory approaches to environmental conservation and management are examined within the public and private sectors. Required field trips.


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):
Coastal Management

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

This concentration is designed for students who seek careers as planners, planning directors, and town managers in coastal communities where protection of beaches, wetlands, water quality, and other natural resources has to be balanced against the needs of economic development and property rights to manage coastal resources in a sustainable manner. This often creates a variety of problems related to public access to beaches and waterways, erosion, water quality degradation, protection of water dependent uses, user conflicts, and hazard mitigation. Some students also work in federal or state agencies addressing these issues from a planning or regulatory standpoint or in nonprofit organizations focused on advocacy or education. Students have also pursued careers in hazard mitigation and emergency management. The courses in this concentration are interdisciplinary in nature and are typically populated by students from other master degree programs (e.g., environmental studies, marine science, marine biology, etc.).


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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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.