Business and Sustainability Concentration

The B.A. in Business and Sustainability with an energy concentration is an interdisciplinary business program that gives students:

  • A fundamental knowledge of economics, giving them the skills to apply economic analysis to problems in sustainable business faced by modern organizations
  • Familiarity with energy systems science and policy, giving them an understanding of the business and political climate, as well as scientific and technological issues involved in sustainable energy development
  • An extensive knowledge of business and management in the context of business sustainability, giving them the basic skills needed to succeed in organizations

Program Contact

Craig Dunn, Faculty Advisor

Gail Cowan, Program Advisor

gail.cowan@wwu.edu (360) 650-4422

Requirements

Foundation Courses (48 credits)


  • ❑  ACCT 240 - Financial Accounting Credits: 4
  • ❑  ACCT 245 - Managerial Accounting Credits: 4
  • ❑  DSCI 205 - Business Statistics Credits: 4
  • ❑  ECON 206 - Introduction to Microeconomics Credits: 4
  • ❑  ECON 207 - Introduction to Macroeconomics Credits: 4
  • ❑  ENRG 101 - Energy and Society Credits: 3
  • ❑  MATH 115 - Precalculus II Credits: 5
  • ❑  MATH 157 - Calculus with Applications to Business and Economics Credits: 4
  • ❑  MGMT 271 - Law and the Business Environment Credits: 4
  • ❑  MIS 220 - Introduction to Business Computer Systems Credits: 2 *
  • *students may test out of this course

  • ❑  PLSC 250 - The American Political System Credits: 5
  • ❑ One course from:

  • CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Credits: 5
  • PHYS 114 - Principles of Physics I Credits: 5

Energy Studies Concentration (64 credits)


  • ❑ One course from:

  • DSCI 305 - Applied Business Statistics Credits: 4
  • ECON 375 - Introduction to Econometrics Credits: 4
  • ENRG 322 - Energy Data Analysis Credits: 4
  • ❑ One course from:

  • ENRG 384 - Energy Economics Credits: 4
  • ECON 384 - Energy Economics Credits: 4
  • ❑ One course from:

  • ENRG 484 - Economics of Alternative Energy Credits: 4
  • ECON 484 - Economics of Alternative Energy Credits: 4
  • ❑ One course from:

  • ENRG 350 - Energy Policy and Politics Credits: 4
  • UEPP 350 - Energy Policy and Politics Credits: 4
  • ❑ One course from:

  • ENRG 459 - Advanced Energy Policy Credits: 4
  • UEPP 459 - Advanced Energy Policy Credits: 4
  • ❑  FIN 341 - Principles of Finance Credits: 4
  • ❑  MGMT 311 - Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior Credits: 4
  • ❑  MIS 320 - Principles of Management Information Systems Credits: 4
  • ❑  MKTG 380 - Principles of Marketing Credits: 4
  • ❑  OPS 360 - Operations Management Credits: 4
  • ❑ One course from:

  • ENVS 359 - Business and Sustainability Principles and Practice Credits: 4
  • MGMT 359 - Business and Sustainability Principles and Practice Credits: 4
  • ❑ One course from:

  • ENVS 466 - Greening Business Applications Credits: 5
  • MGMT 466 - Greening Business Applications Credits: 5
  • ❑ One course from:

  • ENRG 360 - Energy Efficient and Carbon Neutral Design Credits: 4
  • or  ESCI 360 - Energy Efficient and Carbon Neutral Design Credits: 4
  • ENRG 380 - Energy and Environment Credits: 4
  • or  ESCI 380 - Energy and Environment Credits: 4
  • ❑ One course from:

  • MKTG 384 - Marketing and Sustainability Credits: 4
  • MKTG 474 - Marketing Strategies for Sustainability Credits: 4
  • ❑ 7 credits of electives selected under advisement. Advisor-approved electives must be pre-approved by the Business and Sustainability advisor. Courses listed for this requirement represent possible electives that can fill the requirement:

  • ACCT 484 - Environmental Accounting/ Sustainability Reporting Credits: 4
  • ECON 343 - Population, Environment, and World Agriculture Credits: 4
  • ECON 383 - Environmental Economics Credits: 4
  • ENVS 303 - Introduction to Environmental Studies I: Human Ecology and Ethics Credits: 5
  • ENVS 471 - Campus Sustainability Planning Studio Credits: 3
  • or  UEPP 471 - Campus Sustainability Planning Studio Credits: 3
  • ENVS 474 - Planning for Sustainable Communities Credits: 4
  • or  UEPP 474 - Planning for Sustainable Communities Credits: 4
  • ENVS 487 - Conservation Psychology Credits: 4
  • MKTG 473 - Innovation Credits: 4
  • MKTG 487 - Nonprofit Marketing Credits: 4
  • ❑ Take one Communication Focus (CF) course and a minimum of three writing proficiency points in approved upper-division writing proficiency courses (WP-3 points) at WWU with a minimum grade of C-. The CF course must be taken within the College of Business and Economics, while the WP requirement can be met with courses from any of the following: College of Business and Economics, College of the Environment, or the Institute for Energy Studies (for the Energy Studies Concentration). These requirements can be completed as part of the above required and elective credits. Consult the Timetable of Classes for the specific course sections that fulfill the CF and WP requirements.