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A NEW DEGREE FOR A WORLD TO COME

The Leadership in Global Sustainability Minor is a joint program of Texas McCombs and the Moody School of Communication. Learn to lead in a future that is still taking shape.

OVERVIEW

The Leadership in Global Sustainability minor is a new option for undergraduate students from The McCombs School of Business and The Moody College of Communication. The 17-hour minor launched in the Fall of 2022 and is for undergraduates across UT Austin. A competitive application cycle will be held each Fall for a Spring start to coursework and each Spring for a Fall start. Sophomores and juniors with at least three semesters left and who can fit in all coursework are eligible.

  • APPLY NOW FOR FALL 2024 MINOR COHORT!

    Applications to the Minor for FALL 2024 are now open! Please note that we have a GSLI application for the Minor in addition to the brief McCombs Minor application.

Minor Course Requirements

The GSLI Minor requires 17 hours of coursework. Students must maintain a 2.0 and take all courses on a letter-grade basis. All prerequisite requirements must be fulfilled before registering for any of these courses.

Required Courses (8 hours)

Complete 8 hours of core coursework:

  • ACC 378.7/BGS 370.5/FIN 337.3 Global Business Sustainability
  • ADV 324/PR324 Communicating Sustainability
  • FIN 134M Current Issues in Global Sustainability
  • FIN 164P Practicum 

Communication Elective (3 hours)

  • ADV 319 Psychology of Advertising
  • ADV 323/ PR 323 Public Communication of Science and Technology
  • ADV 336/ PR 336 Multicultural Issues in Advertising and Public Relations
  • ADV 378/ PR 378 Geo Health Equity and Climate Change
  • CLD 340 Communication for Civic Engagement
  • COM 308 Creative Communication of Scientific Research
  • CMS 340K Communication and Social Change
  • CMS 340M Social Media and Social Movement: Then and Now
  • CMS 362E Environmental Communication Organizational Transparency
  • J305 Reporting on the Environment

Business Elective (3 hours)

  • BGS 325 Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business
  • BGS 370 Behavioral Intervention Man/Policy Makers 
  • BGS 380 Behavioral Intervention Man/Policy Makers
  • BGS 372 Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
  • BGS 275 Business/Politics in the Age of Inequality
  • OM 337 Sustainable Operations
  • FIN 372 Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing
  • LEB 370 Environmental Law
  • LEB 370 Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Business
  • MAN 366P Management Practicum: Social Entrepreneurship I
  • MAN 367P Social Entrepreneurship II
  • MAN 369P Social Innovation Practicum
  • ECO 359M Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Science Elective (3 hours)

  • EVE 302 Foundations of Environmental Engineering 
  • EVE 310 Sustainable Systems Engineering
  • ES 369N Sustainability Issues in Engineering
  • GEO 302C Climate: Past, Present, and Future
  • GEO 302E Earth, Wind, and Fire
  • GEO 302G Earth Science and Sustainability 
  • GEO 302J Crisis of Our Planet  
  • GEO 302P Sustaining a Planet 
  • GEO 303E Earth in 2100
  • GEO 305E Energy and the Environment 
  • GEO 371T The Science of Environmental Justice
  • MNS 307 Introduction to Oceanography  
  • MNS 308 Humans and a Changing Ocean
  • MNS 367 Marine Ecology

MINOR ELIGIBILITY

Students must apply for the program in their sophomore or junior year. Eligible students must show extracurricular excellence, submit a few short essays, and have at least a 2.0 GPA.

 

LEARN MORE

To learn more about the Leadership in Global Sustainability Minor, please email us at GSLI@mccombs.utexas.edu.

MINOR ELIGIBILITY

Students must apply for the program in their sophomore or junior year. Eligible students must show extracurricular excellence, submit a few short essays, and have at least a 2.0 GPA.

LEARN MORE

To learn more about the Leadership in Global Sustainability Minor, please visit our Wiki page or email us at GSLI@mccombs.utexas.edu.