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Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies, Business Emphasis. The Business Emphasis in Sustainability Studies prepares students to pursue sustainability within the business environment as entrepreneurs, employees, leaders, and change makers. Students who pursue this degree learn to function effectively in the business world while embedding their work within a larger framework of sustainability-oriented thought and action.
Sustainability is defined as the union of a healthy environment, a vital economy, and social equity (E3). Sustainability is an interdisciplinary concept that has become preeminent within twenty-first century global society. It concerns the attempt to understand how focusing on the growth of human society, rather than its development, threatens the future health and well-being of humans and the natural world in which we live. Most critically, it seeks whole picture solutions that advance not only human well-being, but also the health of the planet.
This degree exposes the student to a broad diversity of academic disciplines that are pertinent to comprehending and creating solutions for the business, social, and environmental challenges facing us currently and in the future. It seeks to couple the knowledge, skills, and values of business and other disciplines with practical, hands-on experiences outside of the classroom in order for the successful graduate to be able to effectively understand, live in, and work in a world that will be significantly different from the past in its pursuit of sustainable solutions.
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Program Admission In order to be fully admitted to the Sustainability Studies program, you are required to earn an Associate Degree. If you have completed 45 credits of lower-division (100-200 level) coursework and have taken the required prerequisites, you may be allowed to take up to 15 credits of upper-division (300-400 level) Sustainability Studies (SUS) coursework prior to completing an Associate Degree and being fully admitted to the program.