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College of Business

Bachelor of Applied Science

Sustainability Management

SUSMGT-BAS

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, 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.

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

1100302991: BAS- SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT (BAS)

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

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 (Select up to 15 credits)

Computer Applications 1
3
Elementary Statistics 2
3
Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an ACG prefix 3
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
Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an MAN prefix 4
Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000) level with an MAR prefix. 5
Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an MNA prefix
Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an REE prefix 6
Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an RMI prefix. 7
Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with a TAX prefix

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Environmental Science (Select up to 15 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 up to 15 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 up to 15 credits)

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

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Major Requirements (Complete 33 credits)

Legal Aspects of Sustainability
3
Financial Management
3
Business Communication for Professional Effectiveness
3
Applied Organizational Behavior
3
Operations Management
3
Sustainability in the Natural Environment
3
Sustainable Enterprise Planning
3
Sustainable Business Strategies
3
Sustainable Budget Management Triple Bottom Line Analysis
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 9 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

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)

120
Total Credits