Business and Sustainability, Energy 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

Contact Information

Dr. Craig Dunn, Faculty Advisor 
craig.dunn@wwu.edu 
(360) 650-2078 

Gail Cowan, Program Advisor
Energy.Institute@wwu.edu
(360) 650-4422

Requirements

FOUNDATION COURSES:

  • MATH 157 - Calculus With Applications to Business and Economics (4) QSR GUR
  • DSCI 205 Business Statistics (4)
  • ECON 206 Introduction to Microeconomics (4) SSC GUR
  • ECON 207 Introduction to Macroeconomics (4) SSC GUR
  • ACCT 240 Financial Accounting (4)
  • ACCT 245 Managerial Accounting (4)
  • MGMT 271 Law and the Business Environment (4) SSC GUR
  • ENRG 101 Energy and Society (3) SCI GUR
  • PLSC 250 The American Political System (5) SSC GUR
  • PHYS 114 Principles of Physics I (5) SCI GUR​ or CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (5) LSCI GUR

CORE PROGRAM COURSES:

  • ENRG 284 The Business of Energy (4)
  • ENRG 384 or ECON 384 Energy Economics (4)
  • ENRG 484 or ECON 484 Economics of Alternative Energy  (4) WP1
  • ENRG 350 or ENVS 350 Energy Policy and Politics (4)
  • ENRG 459 or ENVS 459 Advanced Energy Policy (4) WP2
  • FIN 341 Principles of Finance (4)
  • MGMT 311 Introduction to Management (4)
  • MIS 220 Introduction to Business Computer Systems (2)
  • MIS 320 Principles of Management Information Systems (4)
  • MKTG 380 Principles of Marketing (4)
  • OPS 360 Operations Management (4)
  • ENVS 359 or MGMT 359 - Greening Business Policy and Practice (4)
  • ENVS 466 or MGMT 466 Greening Business Applications (5)
  • ENRG 380 or ESCI 380 Energy and Environment (3) or ENRG 360 or ESCI 360 Energy Efficient and Carbon Neutral Design (4)
  • MKTG 384 Marketing and Sustainability (4) or MKTG 474 Marketing Strategies for Sustainability (4)

7 ELECTIVE CREDITS UNDER ADVISEMENT, options may include:

  • ECON 343: Population, Environment & World Agriculture (4) CF
  • ECON 383: Environmental Economics (4)
  • ENRG 386 or ECON 386: Electricity Economics (4)
  • ENRG 320: Sciences of Energy Resources  (3)
  • ENRG 366 or ESCI 366: Life Cycle Analysis (4)
  • ENRG 480 or ESCI 480: Applications in Energy Production (4) WP2
  • ENRG 490: Energy Capstone (4) WP2
  • ENVS 304: Environment and Resource Policy (4) 
  • ENVS 455: Environmental Law (4)
  • ENVS 456: Environmental Governance (4)
  • ENVS 457: Environmental Dispute Resolution (4)
  • ENVS 458: Environmental Politics (5)
  • MKTG 474: Entrepreneurial Growth Strategies (4) CF
  • ESCI 392: Introduction to Global Change (4)