Sustainability Science (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.B.A. Business Administration)

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

Program Requirements

Students in this combined degree program must complete the requirements for:

Sustainability Science Major (B.S.)

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 graduate credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate. These courses count for both their bachelor and master’s degrees.  Graduate swing courses will count toward undergraduate free electives, unless noted otherwise.

The Graduate Swing Courses for this program:

M.B.A. Graduate Swing Courses

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

Undergraduate Program

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing3GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education1GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science3
EAES 1014EAES 2023
EAES 1603Applied Mathematics/Mathematics/Statistics collateral4-3
Applied Mathematics/Mathematics/Statistics collateral3-4 
 15-16 16-15
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History3
World Language 13World Language 23
BIOL 1134BIOL 2134
EAES 3703Major Elective Group A3-4
 16 16-17
Third Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3World Cultures3
CHEM 1204CHEM 1214
ECON 1013ECON 1023
Major Elective Group B3-4Major Elective Group D2-4
Major Elective Group C3Major Elective Group E3-4
 16-17 15-18
Fourth Year
Major Elective Group F3-4EAES 4023
Additional Major Electives13-7MBA Swing Courses6
 16-11 9
Total Credits 119

Graduate Program

Fourth Year
First Half  
MBA Core course1.5  
MBA Core course1.5  
MBA Elective course1.5  
Second Half  
MBA Core course3  
MBA Core course1.5  
MBA Core course1.5  
Fifth Year
 First HalfFirst Half
 MBA Core course1.5MBA Core course3
 MBA Flexible Core course1.5MBA Elective course1.5
 MBA Flexible Core course1.5Second Half
 MBA Elective course1.5MBA Core course1.5
 Second HalfMBA Core course1.5
 MBA Core course1.5MBA Core course1.5
 MBA Core course1.5 
 MBA Elective1.5 
  10.5 9
Total Credits 30