Sustainable Science Management

Program Overview

Bachelor of Applied Science / 120 credits

Sustainability science does not stop with three or four bottom lines–it drives us to be holistic and adaptive. Maui’s beautiful ocean boundaries frame and provoke our adaptability to community issues and global challenges in a unique island setting. In the Sustainable Science Management (SSM) program, we study advanced practices such as systems approaches and offer applied experience to equip our students with knowledge, skills and leadership for the future. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Science Management degree (120 credits) may be completed in 4 years. Explore our site. Ask questions. Join us in our work and play. Aloha!

See Full Curriculum (PDF)

Success Stories

“The SSM program has afforded me a rare vantage point that broadened my understanding of issues I face on a daily basis. By having this holistic view, I can confidently navigate the hurdles in my personal life, as well as my professional life. Using the knowledge I’ve gained from the SSM program I am able to position myself to achieve my goals and live my dreams.” - Nicolas Timpone, SSM Alumni 2016


Careers & Education after taking this program:

Program graduates can pursue careers in a wide range of areas, both in the public and private sector, as well as within and outside of Hawaii.

Recent graduates have obtained jobs as:

Teachers, entrepreneurs, resource managers, sustainability coordinators, and other sustainability-related positions.

Recent graduates have pursued graduate education in:

Education, Law, and Sustainability.

Source, SSM program graduate data based on exit interviews and email contacts, during the period 2016-2018.

Take The Next Step

• Contact Program Coordinator Tim Botkin for more information.

 Check class availability by selecting the term you are interested in registering for and Subject: Sustainable Science Management.

• New to UHMC? APPLY NOW online.

• Transfer students: learn how to transfer your credits to UH Maui College. You must submit the Transcript Evaluation form to have your transcript evaluated to determine if your credits may be transferred.

• Learn more about Financial Aid.


Shane Payba, SSM Counselor

Fax: 808 984 3872

Appointments: 808 984 3306



Tim Botkin, Program Coordinator

Phone: 808 984 3706



Meagan Jones, Faculty

Phone: 808 984 3709


Course Schedules

View a month-by-month schedule of courses, as well as descriptions for each.


View our current scholarship opportunities. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.