Sustainability concentration

The Sustainability concentration will expose you to the environmental, economic, and social sustainability challenges faced by today’s business leaders.

Sustainability concentration course requirements

You must complete a total of 12 credits of sustainability studies from a variety of both commerce and non-commerce courses as listed below. The 12 credits also count towards fulfillment of your electives requirement.

Sustainability requirements
9 credits from:
COMM 386ABusiness Ethics Leadership
COMM 386I1Innovation and Sustainability
COMM 386JStrategies for Responsible Business
COMM 386L2
Impact Investing: Social Finance in the 21st Century
COMM 460Social and Nonprofit Marketing
COMM 4843Sustainability Marketing
COMM 4854Social Entrepreneurship
COMM 486CCorporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics (no longer offered)
COMM 486LSustainable and Strategic Real Estate Investment and Community Development (no longer offered)
COMM 4875
Environmental Management
COMM 495Business and Sustainable Development (no longer offered)
COMM 386I can be counted toward both the Year 4 Entrepreneurship option requirement and the Sustainability concentration. A maximum of three credits of coursework within your degree can be applied to fulfill both option and concentration requirements.
2 COMM 386L can be counted toward both the Year 4 Entrepreneurship option requirement and the Sustainability concentration. A maximum of three credits of coursework within your degree can be applied to fulfill both option and concentration requirements.
3 COMM 484 (formerly COMM 486F) can be counted toward both the Year 4 Marketing option requirement and the Sustainability concentration. A maximum of three credits of coursework within your degree can be applied to fulfill both option and concentration requirements.
4 COMM 485 (formerly COMM 386E Social Enterprise) can be counted toward both the Year 4 Entrepreneurship option requirement and the Sustainability concentration. A maximum of three credits of coursework within your degree can be applied to fulfill both option and concentration requirements.
5 Formerly COMM 486E.
And 3 credits from courses with a social sciences or a natural sciences focus:
social sciences
ASTU 210/EDUC 210Global Citizenship
CONS 425Sustainable Energy: Policy and Governance
ECON 370Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Economics of Project Evaluation
ECON 371Economics of the Environment
HIST 106Global Environmental History
HIST 396Environmental History of North America (not offered in 2016W)
PHIL 434ABusiness and Professional Ethics
PHIL 435AEnvironmentals Ethics
POLI 351Environmental Politics and Policy
natural sciences
APBI 361Key Indicators of Agroecosystem Sustainability
CONS 200Foundation of Conservation
CONS 210Visualizing Climate Change
ENVR 200Introduction to Environmental Science
EOSC 212Topics in the Earth and Planetary Sciences 
EOSC 217The Science and Practice of Sustainability (no longer offered)
EOSC 312The Earth System and Environmental Evolution (no longer offered)
EOSC 314The Ocean Environment
GEOG 204Forest and Agricultural Climatology (no longer offered)
GEOG 310Environment and Sustainability
SCIE 220Introduction to Sustainability (no longer offered)

Other courses that are deemed to have a strong focus in social or environmental sustainability may be used to count towards the concentration upon approval from the Undergraduate Office.

The courses for the Sustainability concentration are counted towards your elective credits. If the courses required for the Sustainability concentration overlap with the required courses in your option, only one can be counted toward both requirements.

Will the Sustainability concentration appear on my transcript?

The Sustainability concentration will not appear on your transcript, but you will receive a certificate of recognition at the time of graduation.


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