Corporate Sustainability Systems

Addressing sustainable environmental management solutions

Photo of business professionalsCorporate sustainability systems prepares students to address the environmental impact of a business or organization by:

  1. Recognizing sustainable business opportunities that generate value associated with a firm's products and manufacturing processes and;
  2. Identifying opportunities to improve current and future environmental impacts to both the firm and society.

Corporate sustainability systems students understand how environmental life cycle assessment, corporate environmental strategy, and environmental regulatory compliance can add value to a company's bottom line. They focus on:

  • analytical tools
  • the business, legal, regulatory, and ethical framework in which industrial firms operate
  • techniques used to reduce and improve the environmental impacts of industrial activity
  • physical, chemical, and biological mechanisms to manage industrial waste emissions
  • effective risk communication.


Students in this program will apply for admission to the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. They will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Systems Management with an emphasis in corporate sustainability systems (which will appear on the official transcript).


4-Year Plan - Corporate sustainability systems students have a suggested 4-Year Plan to follow, ensuring courses are taken in sequence.

Courses and Electives - Students are fortunate to take courses from internationally-recognized faculty.

Minors to Consider - Minors that complement corporate sustainability include management, sustainability studies, applied economics or economics. Students might also consider the Technical Communication Certificate.


The future is bright for corporate sustainability systems students and graduates. Check out our list of prospective employers.

Beyond the Classroom

Student Groups - Being engaged outside the classroom is beneficial for students. This department has several student groups, as does CFANS.

Research - There are several opportunities for students to gain experience in a research environment. Related research areas within BBE include:

Current Students

Check out a page of resources just for you, including links to frequently-used University pages, forms you'll need to complete, and much more.

Contact Us

Questions or requests to meet with faculty or tour labs can be directed our SSM Major Coordinators, or fill out our online Contact Form.
SSM Major Coordinators: Professor Jason Hill, and Professor Omar Espinoza.