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B.S. in Sustainable Business Management:
Renewable Energy

Bachelor of Science

Next start date is April 3. Applying is easy and free!

Sustain The Future

With Renewable Energy

Did you know that workers in the clean energy industry earn higher and more equitable wages when compared to all workers nationally? Are you interested in doing your part to help preserve our natural resources and find alternatives to traditional energy sources? Are you concerned about the environment and have a passion for new technologies and innovation? Then a career in renewable energy is a great fit for you.

Program Overview

Unity College’s B.S. in Sustainable Business Management: Renewable Energy will prepare students to be innovative sustainability business leaders in the growing green energy industry. This program will provide practical expertise and professional skills to students interested in a profession that advances the renewable energy movement.

Program Features

+ One-on-one academic and professional advising as our world-class faculty and trained staff strive to make your professional and academic goals a reality. 

+ Unity College is an accredited institution by New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). 

+ Experiential Online. Experiential programs are delivered 100% online with fieldwork designed with the working professional in mind. 

+ Study when and where you want and finish your degree while still working full-time. 

+ Make professional connections with leaders in your field. 

+ Get job placement assistance. Browse our online job board and use free tools through our career services

+ Multiple start dates. Begin your program on your time. Choose from eight year-round start dates.

+ Pursue a concentration in environmental GIS, renewable energy, sustainable business, wildlife ecology, or emergency disaster management.

+ Transfer friendly! Our staff will work closely with you to determine how coursework completed at other accredited institutions satisfies the requirements of your Unity College degree. We may accept up to 90 credits.*

* Bachelor’s degree requirements include completion of specific courses and a minimum of 30 credits of 300- or 400-level course work. 

Credentials Geared for Specialization

Renewable Energy: Science, Technology, and Management

Renewable energy has vast growth potential. Students learn the possibilities and the challenges that face this industry. They will apply best practices and discover how to navigate the business of renewable energy in the green energy market.

Communicating To Stakeholders

It is important to be able to communicate your needs to stakeholders and be able to convince those parties to support your cause. Students learn how to craft messaging that is value-based to effectively persuade stakeholders to support the cause.

Start Your Own Sustainable Business

Students learn from the successful business owner of Burts Bees, Roxanne Quimby, how to create and grow a sustainable business. As an expert in her field, Roxanne shares insight on how to be successful in a very competitive world. Students will create their own business plans under Quimby’s guidance. At the end of this course students will earn a badge that shows future employers their demonstration of skills.

Student Testimonials

Experts in the Field

At Unity College, our Faculty is comprised of a wide range of environmental science experts who in addition to teaching, conduct their own research and various fieldwork.

Dr. Jennifer Clemons

Dr. Jennifer Clemons earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (2002) and a M.S. in Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering (2009) from Penn State University.  She also earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership (2019) from University of Delaware.  She has taught at the collegiate level full time since 2009 in Renewable and Sustainable Energy and is the current Department Chair for Energy Technologies at Delaware Technical Community College. 

Dr. Jennifer Clemons brings value to the students from her extensive background working in the field. Dr. Clemons is a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certified Photovoltaic (Solar) Instructor and editor for Solar Today.  She has also led Study Abroad courses for Alternative Energy Technologies to Denmark and Switzerland; and Japan for Education.

Small Class Sizes

Small Class Sizes

At Unity College, we believe our students are not just a number. The value of small class size intimacy is just as important to us in our distance education program as it is in traditional classroom settings. We give the benefit of creating tight-knit communities where networking can flourish. By keeping our class sizes small, our faculty can dedicate their time to providing all one-on-one guidance when needed by a student.

Degree Requirements and Courses

The SBM Renewable Energy degree requires 120 credits, including 30 that must be completed at the 300 level or above. You may transfer in up to 90 credits from outside accredited institutions. For more details, browse our SBM Renewable Energy degree checklist. View our full course catalog for a better look into your program, then apply online for free to get started.

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Last Updated on March 24, 2023