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GROW YOUR SUSTAINABILITY SKILLSET

Sustainability knowledge and a passion for change will give you a leg up. Companies are seeking skilled employees who can address and combat the risks of climate change, social injustice, and more.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR COURSEWORK

Championing sustainability in your work takes knowledge of communications, the benefits of sustainable practices, and the risks involved with not acting. UT Austin courses will prepare you for that. Browse our recommended list and register for one next semester. P.S - there are more out there to discover! We suggest conducting a search on each course catalog.

UNDERGRADUATE SUSTAINABILITY COURSES

Below is a snapshot of the curriculum offerings in the undergraduate program that relate to the Global Sustainability Leadership Institute‚Äôs four areas of focus. 

Corporate Sustainability

  • BGS 325 - Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business
  • RM 369K - Managing Employee Risks and Benefits

Sustainable Finance

  • FIN 372 - Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing
  • FIN 165P - 365P - Energy Finance Practicum
  • FIN 374S - Entrepreneurial Finance

Impact Innovation & Infrastructure

  • BGS 370 - Topic 1 - Energy Technology and Policy
  • BGS 374 - Global Political Economy
  • I B 350 - International Trade
  • LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics
  • LEB 334M - Healthcare Law and Policy
  • LEB 370 Topic 2- Environmental Law
  • MAN 334M - Healthcare System Management
  • MAN 337 - Global Strategy and Transnational Management
  • MAN 337- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • MAN 366P - Management Practicum: Social Entrepreneurship I
  • MAN 367P - Social Entrepreneurship II
  • MAN 369P - Social Innovation Practicum
  • SUS 301 - Intro to Sustainability Studies
  • M 367 - Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • GRG 309C - Creating a Sustainable Society
  • GRG 342C - Sustainable Development
  • RB 352 - Anthropology of Infrastructure
  • SOC 323S - Building the Sustainable City

Sustainability Communications

  • ADV 324 - Communicating Sustainability
  • BGS 373 - Strategic Corporate Communication
  • BGS 371 - Corporate Political Strategy
  • ANT 307 - Culture and Communication
  • CMS 332K - Theories of Persuasion
  • CMS 322E - Communication Ethics
  • CMS 340K - Communication and Social Change
  • CMS 345P - Communication and Public Opinion
  • RHE 309K - Rhetoric Of Sustainability

Science of Sustainability

  • GRG 301K - Weather and Climate
  • GRG 401C - The Natural Environment
  • GEO 302C - Climate: Past, Present, Future
  • GRG 306C - Conservation
  • GRG 340D - Political Ecology of Global Degradation
  • H S 340 - Sustainability/Equity/Health
  • HIS 363K - Politics of Food in Latin America
  • LAH 350 - Environmental Justice
  • LAH 350 - Human Place in Nature
  • SOC 323F - Food and Society
  • GEO 347D - Global Warming
  • GEO 347G - Climate System Modeling
  • GEO 371T - Paleoclimatology
  • GEO 377P - Physical Climatology

Operations Management (OM)

  • O M 338 - Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization
  • O M 367 - Strategic Supply Chain Management

Risk Management (RM)

RM 369K - Managing Employee Risks and Benefits

THE BRIDGING DISCIPLINES PROGRAM

Beyond the McCombs courses, students can pursue more specialized concentrations through the UT Bridging Disciplines Program. Popular concentrations include Environment & Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits.