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ESF Open Academy

Chuck Spuches, Dean
315-470-6817
openacademy@esf.edu

Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Management

The Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Management (SM) is a fully online Bachelor of Science completion program (in effect, the third and fourth program years) that integrates discipline- and career-focused knowledge, skills, and perspectives based on the three pillars of sustainability: economics, society, and the environment. Emphasis is placed upon understanding how key environmental dimensions of sustainability are interdependent with socially and economically viable policies and practices. This program builds upon a broad and flexible foundation at the lower division with specialized sustainability college coursework at the upper division. Students synthesize knowledge and skills and strengthen workforce-readiness through a capstone project. The program's upper division sustainability coursework prepares graduates for a wide and expanding range of career positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Lower Division Required Courses

Lower Division Courses are expected to be completed prior to matriculation in the Sustainability Management degree program.

Course Codes* Credits
PHYSC Physical/Natural Science Elective 3
SUST Introduction to Sustainability 3
ECOL Ecology 3 - 4
MATH College Algebra or Higher 3
STATIS Probability & Statistics 3
ECON Economics 3
COMP1 English with a focus on Writing 1 3
COMP2 English with a focus on Literature 3
PUBSP Public Speaking 3
GENEDU General Education Elective 3
SOCI Sociology 3
ELECT Free Electives 21
Total Lower Division Credits Required: 60 – 61
Lower Division Courses are expected to be completed prior to matriculation in the Sustainability Management degree program.
Upper Division Required Courses
CourseCodes*Credits
SUS 300Sustainable Systems Thinking: Ecology, Economics, & Society 3
SUS 310Human & Social Dimensions of Sustainability 3
SUS 320Ecological Dimensions of Sustainability 3
SUS 330Introduction to Sustainability Data Analysis 3
SUS 340Principles of Sustainable Development 3
SUS 350Introduction to Spatial Analysis & Geographic Information Systems 3
SUS 360Climate Change & Sustainability 3
SUS 400Analysis of Sustainable Systems 3
SUS 410Sustainable Urbanism 3
SUS 420Sustainable Energy: Technology, Systems & Policy 3
SUS 430Managerial Economics for Sustainability 3
SUS 440Environmental Justice: Policy, Law, & Society 3
SUS 450Civic Engagement & Participatory Planning 3
SUS 480Sustainability Management Capstone 3
Course Codes* Credits
Upper Division Elective Courses 18
Total Upper Division Credits Required: 60

Total Minimum Credits For Degree: 120