The Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Business and Enterprise Creation combines three important areas of education to prepare students for careers in socially responsible enterprises.

Graduate preparation includes:

  1. A knowledge of economic analysis. This prepares students to utilize economic analysis to problems in sustainable business faced by for-profit and non-profit organizations.
  2. A knowledge of environmental science and policy. Graduates will understand the social and political climate as well as scientific issues in sustainability and free enterprise.
  3. A knowledge of successful business and management principles. This preparation will provide the skills to succeed in business structured organizations.

Sustainable Business and Enterprise Creation is a way of doing business that makes profits through means that reduce harm to society and the environment. It turns challenges into business opportunities that serve a triple bottom line of profits, society and the environment.

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Business, College of department page.

Total Credits Required 120
General Education
Foundation Courses 36
ACT 230 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 4
CIS 222 Quantitative Business Problem Solving 4
EC 201 Microeconomic Principles 4
GC 101 Introduction to Environmental Science [INTT] 4
GC 269 Introduction to Sustainability 4
MGT 121 Introduction to Business [PERS] 4
MGT 215 Entrepreneurship 4
MGT 221 Business Law I: Legal Environment of Business or 4
     GC 320 Environmental Policy and Regulation (4 cr.)  
PR 332 Corporate Social Responsibility [SOCR] 4
Major Course 52*
Students must complete at least 8 credits in 300-400 level courses.*
Student must complete 20 credits in two of the following areas and 12 credits in the other.
Science Focused 12-20
GC 220 Economic Geography (4 cr.)  
GC 310 Urban Geography (4 cr.)  
GC 317 Geography of Food Systems (4 cr.)  
GC 342 Energy and the Environment (4 cr.)  
GC 360 Population Geography (4 cr.)  
GC 424 Environmental Justice (4 cr.)  
BI 111 Introductory Biology: Principles (4 cr.) [SCII]  
BI 210 Principles of Ecology (4 cr.) [SCII]  
BI 240 Conservation Biology (4 cr.)  
CH 112 General Chemistry II (5 cr.)  
CH 189 Medicinal Plant Chemistry Seminar I (1 cr.)  
CH 215 Chemistry of the Elements (4 cr.)  
CH 220 Introduction to Organic Chemistry (5 cr.)  
Economics & Policy, Indoor Ag & Renewable Energies 12-20
EC 202 Macroeconomic Principles [SCII] (4 cr.)  
EC 320 Money and Banking (4 cr.)  
EC 330 Law and Economics (4 cr.)  
EC 345 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (4 cr.)  
EC 405 Economics of Public Choice (4 cr.)  
EC 410 Managerial Economics (4 cr.) [QUAR]  
EC 415 Labor Economics (4 cr.)  
IA 101 Indoor Farming Foundations (3 cr.)  
IA 130 Indoor Living Environments (3 cr.)  
IA 220 Innovative Growing Systems (3 cr.)  
IA 250 Future Farmers (3 cr.)  
REN 200 Introduction to Renewable Energies (3 cr.)  
Business 12-20
ACT 240 Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting (4 cr.)  
CIS 440 Management Information Systems (4 cr.)  
FIN 201 Introduction to Risk Management (4 cr.)  
FIN 224 Personal Financial Management (4 cr.)  
FIN 351 Financial Management I (4 cr.)  
FIN 413 New Venture Finance: Capital Formation and Legal Issues (4 cr.)  
MGT 240 Organizational Behavior and Management (4 cr.)  
MKT 230 Introduction to Marketing (4 cr.)  
MKT 310 Marketing for Entrepreneurship (4 cr.)  
MKT 335 Consumer Behavior Analysis (4 cr.)  
PR 231 Introduction to Public Relations (4 cr.)  
PR 432 Environmental Campaigns (4 cr.)  
Additional choice(s) from the above categories may be used as electives to meet 120 credit hours total with approval of advisor.
Other Required Courses 12
DATA 109 Introduction to Statistics [QUAR] 4
MA 113 Finite Mathematics [QUAR] 4
SO 101 Introductory Sociology [PERS] 4
Other Recommended Courses  
Some courses may also fulfil General Education requirements.
BI 100 Biological Science [SCII] 4
CH 105 Chemical Principles [SCII] or 4
     CH 111 General Chemistry I (5 cr.) [SCII]  
GC 164 Human Geography [SOCR] 4
NAS 204 Native American Experience [SOCR] or 4
     NAS 330 Native Cultures and the Dynamics of Religious Experience (4 cr.) [PERS] or  
     NAS 342 Indigenous Environmental Movements (4 cr.) [INTT]