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Environmental Sustainability

Dr. Philip B. DuBose, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-3235

This certificate program is a collaborative effort between the College of Business and the College of Integrated Science and Technology, and such a cross-disciplinary approach between business and the sciences is key to addressing sustainability. The program offers scientists and future business leaders the opportunity to work together to better understand sustainability, with the ultimate goal of integrating sustainability into all facets of life.

Students will use interactive computer-based simulations to role-play as business leaders, making decisions that will create sustainable resources within existing business models and experimenting with ways to increase sustainability while yielding profits. Course work in science and technology will focus on design issues, regulations and policies that affect sustainable business models.

The program is open to all majors, and is comprised of the courses listed below.

Required Courses
Credit Hours
GECON 200. Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 201 Principles of Economics (Micro)
Choose one
     ECON 305. Environmental Economics
     ECON 340. Economics of Natural Resources
GISAT 112. Environmental Issues in Science and Technology
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     GISAT 151. Analytical Methods I: Topics in Applied
          Calculus (4 credits)
     MATH 205. Introductory Calculus I (3 credits)
     MATH 235. Calculus I (4 credits)
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     ISAT 320. Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
     ISAT 321. Fundamentals of Environmental Science and
ISAT 428. Industrial Ecology

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