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:

  • ACCT 240 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 245 Managerial Accounting 
  • DSCI 205 Business Statistics
  • ECON 206 Introduction to Microeconomics 
  • ECON 207 Introduction to Macroeconomics 
  • ENRG 101 Energy and Society 
  • MATH 115 Precalculus II 
  • MATH 157 Calculus With Applications to Business and Economics
  • MGMT 271 Law and the Business Environment 
  • MIS 220 Introduction to Business Computer Systems *students may test out of this course
  • PLSC 250 The American Political System 
  • CHEM 121 General Chemistry I or PHYS 114 - Principles of Physics I 

CORE PROGRAM COURSES:

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

7 ELECTIVE CREDITS UNDER ADVISEMENT, suggested options may include:

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


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, Huxley 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.