Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Science Management

The Sustainable Science Management (SSM) program, leading to a baccalaureate degree, offers options to students seeking employment in the field of Sustainability which includes positions such as: sustainability coordinator, sustainability specialist, environmental scientist.

The mission of the BAS in Sustainable Science Management program is to prepare students to be productive professionals who can make skilled and informed sustainability decisions for complex systems that have environmental, social, political and economic consequences and solutions.

As an inter-disciplinary field, a program in sustainability involves topics in energy, ecology, business and management, water and wastewater, agriculture, waste-management, economics, policy, the built environment, and social science. The BAS in Sustainable Science Management program is designed to equip students with the technical and communications skills needed to bridge the disciplines and to produce sustainable operations for organizations and communities. A student graduating with a BAS in Sustainable Science Management will have career options in local, state, and federal agencies; utility companies; energy efficiency consulting; non-profit organizations; hospitality and tourism; transportation; wildlife and conservation agencies; international environmental consulting and auditing; “green” contracting and construction management; and educational work in schools, museums, and parks.

The Sustainable Science Management (SSM) degree has been approved by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of schools and Colleges (WASC) for implementation in Fall 2011