Sustainable Careers

Our online Sustainability Management B.A.S. Degree helps 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.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Construction Managers

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Our Sustainability Management B.A.S. Degree can

  • 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

SPC's business degrees feature

  • Eight-week courses
  • Courses that can be completed 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

Marta Przyborowski
Acting Dean

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)

1 CGS 1100 Computer Applications 3
2 STA 2023 Elementary Statistics 3
3 Any 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
4 Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an MAN prefix
5 Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000) level with an MAR prefix.
Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an MNA prefix
6 Any lower division courses (1000 to 2000 level) with an REE prefix
7 Any 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 2250C Field Biology of Florida with Lab 3
ESC 1000 Earth Science 3
ESC 1000L Earth Science Lab 1
EVS 1001 Introduction to Environmental Sustainability 3
All courses with EVR prefix 2-3
All courses with EVS prefix 3
GIS 2040 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
OCB 1000C Biology of Marine Life 3
OCE 2001 Introduction to Oceanography 3
OCE 2001L Oceanography Laboratory 1

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

ARC 2461 Materials and Methods of Construction I 3
BCN 1592 Energy Efficient Building Construction for Florida's Climate 3
BCN 1593 A Building's Life 2
BCN 1596 Environmental Technology for Building Construction 2
BCN 1597 An Introduction to Solar Energy in Residential Construction 3

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

ETI 1622 Concepts of Lean and Six Sigma 3
ETI 1628 Developing & Coaching Self-Directed Work Teams 3
ETI 1701 Industrial Safety 3
ETI 2610 Principles of Six Sigma 3
ETI 2619 Six Sigma Project Management 3
ETI 2623 Tools for Lean Manufacturing 3
ETI 2624 Six Sigma Black Belt Concepts 3
ETI 2626 Six Sigma Capstone Project 3
ETI 2670 Technical Economic Analysis 3

Major Requirements (Complete 33 credits)

BUL 3583 Legal Aspects of Sustainability 3
FIN 3403 Financial Management 3
GEB 3213 Business Communication for Professional Effectiveness 3
MAN 3240 Applied Organizational Behavior 3
MAN 3504 Operations Management 3
MAN 3784 Sustainability in the Natural Environment 3
MAN 3786 Sustainable Enterprise Planning 3
MAN 4781 Sustainable Business Strategies 3
MAN 4783 Sustainable Budget Management Triple Bottom Line Analysis 3
MAN 4787 Energy & Environmental Techniques 3
MAR 3802 Marketing Management 3

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

MAN 4902 Senior Capstone Project in Sustainability Management 3

(Select 9 credits)

ETI 3647 Supply Chain Management 3
MAN 3802 Principles of Entrepreneurship 3
MAN 4583 Project Management 3
MAN 4741 Innovation, Change and Agile Projects 3
PAD 4232 Grant Administration & Resource Development 3
MAN 4940 Internship 1-3
MAN 3503 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)

Total Credits 120


At SPC, our A.S. degrees in Building Design and Construction Management and Engineering Technology transfer to our Sustainability Management B.A.S. Degree.

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We also offer short-term business training and professional development courses through our Workforce Institute.

Admission to the Sustainability Management BAS Degree

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