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Sustainability Management B.A.S. Degree

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    BAS iconOur online sustainability courses help you understand the broad concepts and systems involved in developing and managing sustainability business practices. We give you knowledge and management skills in technology, people, economics, natural and energy resources to prepare you for “green-collar” jobs. You'll be prepared to be a valuable contributor to growing sustainability needs worldwide.

    Our bachelor's degree in sustainability management can help:

    • Enhance your earning potential
    • Sharpen your leadership skills
    • Broaden your green practices knowledge
    • Your organization meet environmental regulations and requirements
    • Prepare you to be a sustainability manager
  • What you will learn

    • Energy, resource and environmental management
    • Sustainable business strategies
    • Sustainable enterprise planning and marketing
    • Sustainability in the natural environment
    • Green construction and urban planning
    • Legal aspects of sustainability
    • Alternate and renewable energy development and management
    • Budgeting and finance
    • Leadership and triple bottom line management
  • Careers

    • Construction Managers
    • Facility or Property Managers
    • Program Coordinators
    • Project Managers
    • Sustainable Management Consultant
    • Sales or Field Representatives
    • Industrial Compliance Manager
    • Health and Safety Manager


    Sustainability managers could be needed in many areas such as:

    • Manufacturing
    • Retail
    • Transportation
    • Construction
    • Consulting
    • Government
    • Military
    • Not for Profits
    • Service Industries
    • International Business
  • Features of our business bachelor's degrees

    • Eight-week courses
    • Courses completely online or in traditional classrooms in central Pinellas County
    • State-of-the-art technology and learning tools
    • Full-time faculty members with doctorates and industry expertise
    • Active advisory committee members who make sure skills match industry needs and trends
  • Sustainability Management
    Bachelor of Applied Science


    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), 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.

    Program Leadership Information

    Dr. Greg Nenstiel
    Dean, EPI
    (727) 791-2433

    Dr. Lynn Grinnell
    (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.

    Various Associate Degree programs are good foundational program feeds to the Sustainability BAS such as Industrial Management AS, Engineering AS, Building Construction AS, Environmental Science AS, Hospitality and Tourism AS, as well as the Business Administration AS for students interested in moving into Sustainability.
    Completion of various support courses or program courses may align or earn a certification or license.

    Program Highlights

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

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Florida CIP Code


    Federal CIP Code

    03.0299: Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other.

    Job Related Opportunities

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

    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

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

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

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

    Business Support Courses (Select up to 15 credits)

    1CGS 1100Computer Applications3
    2STA 2023Elementary Statistics3
    3Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an ACG prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000) level with an BUL prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with a BRC prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an ENT prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an FIN prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with a GEB prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an HFT prefix
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an LDR prefix
    4Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an MAN prefix
    5Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000) level with an MAR prefix.
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an MNA prefix
    6Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an REE prefix
    7Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an RMI prefix.
    Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with a TAX prefix

    Environmental Science (Select up to 15 credits)

    BSC 2250CField Biology of Florida with Lab3
    ESC 1000Earth Science3
    ESC 1000LEarth Science Lab1
    EVS 1001Introduction to Environmental Sustainability3
    All courses with EVR prefix2-3
    All courses with EVS prefix3
    GIS 2040Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
    OCB 1000CBiology of Marine Life3
    OCE 2001Introduction to Oceanography3
    OCE 2001LOceanography Laboratory1

    Green Building: Architecture & Construction (Select up to 15 credits)

    ARC 2461Materials and Methods of Construction I3
    BCN 1592Energy Efficient Building Construction for Florida's Climate3
    BCN 1593A Building's Life2
    BCN 1596Environmental Technology for Building Construction2
    BCN 1597An Introduction to Solar Energy in Residential Construction3

    Sustainable Business & Engineering Technology (Select up to 15 credits)

    ETI 1622Concepts of Lean and Six Sigma3
    ETI 1628Developing & Coaching Self-Directed Work Teams3
    ETI 1701Industrial Safety3
    ETI 2610Principles of Six Sigma3
    ETI 2619Six Sigma Project Management3
    ETI 2623Tools for Lean Manufacturing3
    ETI 2624Six Sigma Black Belt Concepts3
    ETI 2626Six Sigma Capstone Project3
    ETI 2670Technical Economic Analysis3

    Major Requirements (Complete 33 credits)

    BUL 3583Legal Aspects of Sustainability3
    FIN 3403Financial Management3
    GEB 3213Business Communication for Professional Effectiveness3
    MAN 3240Applied Organizational Behavior3
    MAN 3504Operations Management3
    MAN 3784Sustainability in the Natural Environment3
    MAN 3786Sustainable Enterprise Planning3
    MAN 4781Sustainable Business Strategies3
    MAN 4783Sustainable Budget Management Triple Bottom Line Analysis3
    MAN 4787Energy & Environmental Techniques3
    MAR 3802Marketing Management3

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

    MAN 4902Senior Capstone Project in Sustainability Management3

    (Select 9 credits)

    ETI 3647Supply Chain Management3
    MAN 3802Principles of Entrepreneurship3
    MAN 4583Project Management3
    MAN 4741Innovation, Change and Agile Projects3
    PAD 4232Grant Administration & Resource Development3
    MAN 4940Internship1-3
    MAN 3503Managerial Risk Analysis and Decision Making3

    1 CGS1000 is a recommended business support course not previously taken.
    2 STA2023 is recommended business support course
    3 ACG2450 offered at SPC aligns to QuickBooks Certification exam
    4 MAN1500, MAN1590, and MAN2571 the content is associated with Industry Certification exams in Supply Chain Management.
    5 Marketing courses are good support courses tying in with Supply Chain Management, Sustainability and Statistical data support
    6 Completion of REE1040 with a 70% or higher grade allows the student to sit for State of Florida Real Estate Sales Agent License Exam
    7 Completion of RMI1201, RMI2113, RMI2213, and GEB2940 or RMI2940 will earn the Insurance Customer Service License (completion of an Associates degree required)

    Total Credits120
  • Admissions Guide 

    Admission Requirements

    To be admitted to our Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainability Management degree program, you need:

    • 60 credits from a regionally accredited institution
      • 15 credits of transferable general education courses
      • ENC 1101 - Composition I or equivalent
      • A college math course: MAT 1033, MAT 1100, STA 2023, STA 2023H or any MAC, MGF, MTG, MAS math prefix
      • A college level math course
    • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.00 scale in all college classes

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