The Sustainable Science Management (SSM) program, leading to a baccalaureate degree, provides a variety of options to students seeking employment in the rapidly expanding field of sustainability. Coursework covers important contemporary topics including but not limited to energy, ecology, business and management, natural science, water and wastewater, agriculture, waste-management, economics, policy, the built environment, and social science; all in the context of case studies in the larger interdisciplinary field of sustainability. Students develop systems thinking and analytical skills, which will enable graduates to apply learned principles to the changing and complex issues of the future. The program is designed to equip students with the fundamental skills necessary to bridge disciplines and to facilitate sustainable solutions and operations for any organization or community.
Embedded in the SSM BAS degree requirements are a variety of courses in different fields which support and lend themselves to sustainability science application. There are also up to four (4) upper division electives which a student may direct in a manner of their choosing.
Contact the program coordinator, Tim Botkin, at 808-984-3322 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Analyzes and demonstrates technologies and processes for the conversion of energy sources to power. Examines conventional fossil fuels and turbines, solar photovoltaic cells, wind turbines, wave technology, tidal technology, small and large scale hydro power technology, bio-mass, bio-fuel, waste to energy, and fuel cell technology.
SSM 201, SSM 275, and MATH 135, and either CHEM 151 or 161/161L, all with grade C or better, or consent.