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

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2018 Employment

29,730

2028

37,020

Percent Change

25

Projected Job Openings

2980

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

SUSMGT-BAS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2020 (570)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2020 (570), 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
Dean, College of Business
przyborowski.marta@spcollege.edu


Dr. Lynn Grinnell
Epicenter
(727) 791-5934
Grinnell.lynn@spcollege.edu


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 Engineering AS, Building Construction AS, Environmental Science AS, as well as the Hospitality and Tourism AS. 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
General Education (Complete 15 credits)

Students who received an AS degree prior to entering Sustainability Management (SUSMGT-BAS) should complete 15 credits of General Education for their Lower Division Support Requirement. Relevant AS degrees include: Environmental Science Technology (ENVSC-AS), Building Construction & Design (ARCH-AS), Engineering Technology (ENG-AS) or Hospitality Management (HMGT-AS)

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Complete 15 credits from below

Students who have earned an AA degree or other AS degree not noted above prior to entering SUSMGT-BAS should choose 15 credits in any of these focus areas: Government/Environmental Management, Green Building, Supply Chain/International Business, Eco-tourism, Six Sigma Green Belt/Sustainability Improvements or Interdisciplinary Approach.

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Interdisciplinary Approach

EVR 1001C Introduction to Environmental Science 3
ARC 2461C Materials and Methods of Construction I 3
MAN 1500 Supply Chain Operations 3
ETI 1622 Concepts of Lean and Six Sigma 3
HFT 1000 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry 3

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Government/Environmental Management

EVR 1001C Introduction to Environmental Science 3
AND 12 credits in any of the following
EVR 1328 Natural Resources Conservation and Management 3
EVR 1858 Environmental Regulation and Compliance 3
EVR 2316 Solar Energy Principles and Applications 3
EVR 1263 Urban Pollution 3
EVR 1016 Hazardous Waste/ Materials Management 3
EVR 1357 Wetland Resources 3
EVR 2892C Environmental Sampling and Analysis I 3
ENC 2210 Technical Writing 3

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Supply Chain/International Business

EVR 1001C Introduction to Environmental Science 3
MAN 1500 Supply Chain Operations 3
MAN 1590 Supply Chain Practices 3
MAN 2571 Supply Chain Planning 3
ENC 2210 Technical Writing 3

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Green Building

EVR 1001C Introduction to Environmental Science 3
AND 12 credits in any of the following
ARC 2461C Materials and Methods of Construction I 3
BCN 1592 Energy Efficient Building Construction for Florida's Climate 3
BCN 1597 An Introduction to Solar Energy in Residential Construction 3
BCN 1593 A Building's Life 2
BCN 1596 Environmental Technology for Building Construction 2
ENC 2210 Technical Writing 3

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Eco-Tourism

EVR 1001C Introduction to Environmental Science 3
AND 12 credits in any of the following
HFT 1000 Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry 3
HFT 1300 Housekeeping Operations 3
HFT 2265 Food Service Operations 3
HFT 2276 Club and Resort Operations 2
MAN 1500 Supply Chain Operations 3
MAN 1590 Supply Chain Practices 3
MAN 2571 Supply Chain Planning 3

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Six Sigma Green Belt/Sustainability Management

EVR 1001C Introduction to Environmental Science 3
ETI 1622 Concepts of Lean and Six Sigma 3
ETI 1628 Developing & Coaching Self-Directed Work Teams 3
ETI 2610 Principles of Six Sigma 3
ETI 2619 Six Sigma Project Management 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
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

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

MAN 4902 Senior Capstone Project in Sustainability Management 3

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
(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
Total Credits 120

CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION

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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SHORT-TERM TRAINING

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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