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Earth, Society and Environmental Sustainability, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Information for this profile was provided by Jonathan Tomkin, School of Earth, Society and Environment, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a bachelors degree.

Program Design & Assessment

Overview

The ESE major is an interdisciplinary major with two concentrations; one that specializes in social issues (policy, economics, humanities) and one that specializes in science issues (earth science, ecology, informatics). All students receive a BS.

Impetus

Student demand.

Program Goals

Our program provides a flexible, liberal arts and sciences education that gives students a sophisticated, multi-perspective view of environmental issues, while also enabling students to learn deep technical skills in an area of their choice. Students who take the requisite course-work should be competitive for careers in the field.

Alumni Careers

Our program is designed to prepare graduates for these career paths:

Other careers our alums have pursued:
Banking, environmental engineering

Program Assessment

Assess career outcomes with post-graduation tracking, assess course learning with internal outcome assessment and program assessment tests (administered throughout the 4 years).

Courses and Sequencing

Entry into the program

Core courses

ESE Introductory Core (12-14 hours total)

ESE Introductory Core: Students take one approved introductory course from at least four of the following five areas:
and
Society and the Environment (SAE) Concentration (15-18 hours): Science of the Earth System (SES) Concentration (16-18 hours)

Electives

Students are required to take 5 advanced courses, chosen in conjunction with the advisor, from the following lists:

Environment and the Human Response

Sustainability, Policy, and Global Change

Earth's Physical Systems, Resources, and Hazards

Visualizing the Earth System

Earth's Biosphere and Ecology
-- Note: IB 150, MCB 150, and IB 203 are required as pre-requisites.

Capstone



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