Degree Programs

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College of Business

Bachelor of Applied Science

Sustainability Management

SUSMGT-BAS

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Greg Nenstiel, Dean, EPI, (727) 791-2433
Dr. Lynn Grinnell, Epicenter, (727) 791-5934

Program Summary

Our courses help students understand the broad concepts and systems involved in sustainability initiatives. Students with this knowledge can be valuable contributors to the growing sustainability needs worldwide. Sustainability managers will be needed in many vital sectors including: Manufacturing, Construction, Government, Military Contracting and International Business.

Program Highlights

oEnergy and environmental management
oSustainable business strategies
oGreen construction and urban planning
oLegal aspects of sustainability

Job Related Opportunities

  • Manufacturing & Construction
  • Military & Government
  • Transportation
  • Service Industries
  • International business
  • Private or Not-for-profit Corporations

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2015 (505), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Admission Rules

Admission requires completion of sixty (60) college-level credits in a related discipline, including 15 credits of transferable general education courses.

Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale in all post-secondary coursework.

Please note that total program hours may vary. Consult an advisor for any additional questions. Other relevant courses may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Graduation Rules

G.P.A.:
A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
Two years in high school or two semesters of college instruction in a single foreign language.

ADMISSIONS COURSES
60 credits in a related discipline with at least 15 General Education credits

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Business Support Courses (Complete 15 credits)

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Business Support Courses (BUL 3583 prerequisite) (Complete 3 credits)

Legal Environment of Business
3
Business Law I
3
Environmental Regulation and Compliance
3

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Environmental Science (Select 12 credits)

Field Biology of Florida with Lab
3
Earth Science
3
Earth Science Lab
1
Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
3
2-3
All courses with EVR prefix
3
All courses with EVS prefix
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
3
Biology of Marine Life
3
Introduction to Oceanography
3
Oceanography Laboratory
1

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Green Building: Architecture & Construction (Select 12 credits)

Materials and Methods of Construction I
3
Energy Efficient Building Construction for Florida's Climate
3
A Building's Life
2
Environmental Technology for Building Construction
2
An Introduction to Solar Energy in Residential Construction
3

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Sustainable Business & Engineering Technology (Select 12 credits)

Financial Accounting
3
Concepts of Lean and Six Sigma
3
Developing & Coaching Self-Directed Work Teams
3
Industrial Safety
3
Principles of Six Sigma
3
Six Sigma Project Management
3
Tools for Lean Manufacturing
3
Six Sigma Black Belt Concepts
3
Six Sigma Capstone Project
3
Technical Economic Analysis
3
Principles of Marketing
3

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Ecotourism (Select 12 credits)

2-3
All courses with HFT prefix (Hospitality)
Introduction to Parks and Leisure Services
3
Parks and Leisure Service Program Design
3
Applied Parks and Leisure Program Design
3
Introduction to Parks and Leisure Grounds and Facilities
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Major Requirements (Complete 30 credits)

Legal Aspects of Sustainability
3
Financial Management
3
Business Communication for Professional Effectiveness
3
Applied Organizational Behavior
3
Operations Management
3
Sustainable Enterprise Planning
3
Sustainable Business Strategies
3
Sustainability in the Natural Environment
3
Energy & Environmental Techniques
3
Marketing Management
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
REQUIRED FINAL COURSE - Last Semester for All Students (Complete 3 credits)

Senior Capstone Project in Sustainability Management
3

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
Select 12 credits

Supply Chain Management
3
Principles of Entrepreneurship
3
Project Management
3
Innovation, Change and Agile Projects
3
Grant Administration & Resource Development
3
Internship
1-3
Managerial Risk Analysis and Decision Making
3
120
Total Credits