Sustainability Concentration

Sustainability managers help companies balance out their impact on the environment. They advise what should be improved to lessen negative effects through evaluations of the company’s departments and operations.
Degree Type: BS

They determine what steps need to be taken such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, providing more effective modes of transportation, managing waste disposal, reducing the company’s “carbon footprint,” and conserving energy and water.

Program Highlights

Choice in Engineering Focus

The Engineering Management major is a great option if you discover, during your study of engineering, that you are most interested in the management aspects of engineering. You’ll build a strong foundation in engineering knowledge, then develop the skills you need to manage people and processes in engineering.
Internships with Major Corporations

An internship during your study provides you with first-hand management experience. CBU Engineering Management students have interned with businesses including:

  • FedEx
  • International Paper
  • Medtronic
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Wright Medical

What You’ll Study

The Sustainability Concentration requires 122 credit hours. You’ll take CBU general education and liberal arts courses, plus courses in:

  • Environmental biology
  • Chemistry
  • Sustainability
  • Physics
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Sustainability is a growing field, with job opportunities in the sciences, social sciences and the humanities. The base salary for a sustainability manager ranges from $47,646 to $105,453, depending on experience and years in the field.

Positions include:

  • Sustainability specialist
  • Climate change analyst
  • Supervisor of production and operating workers
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Corporate sustainability strategist
  • Science teacher

Is Engineering Management for You?

The Engineering Management major combines two sets of skills. You’ll excel in this field if you:

  • Adapt quickly to new information or situations
  • Communicate well verbally and in written communications
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Can delegate well to others
  • Possess strong math skills
  • Have an aptitude for engineering

Five Year BS/MSEM Program

The School of Engineering also offers an accelerated five-year BS/MSEM program that allows you to combine a bachelor of science (technical) with a master of science (management) degree that you can complete in five years.

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