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Minor in Sustainable Development and Construction

Minor in Sustainable Development and Construction

The Minor in Sustainable Development and Construction, a dynamic program designed to equip students with the essential skills required for success in the ever-evolving landscape of the construction industry. This minor offers a comprehensive curriculum that delves into the fundamentals of construction management and real estate development, all while emphasizing sustainability throughout every course.

As students navigate through this program, they will explore the intricacies of eco-conscious building practices, resource management, and sustainable design principles. The Minor in Sustainable Development and Construction will cultivate the next generation of leaders in the built environment, empowering them to contribute to a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future.

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5 Reasons Why

  1. Forge a Greener Future: Contribute to a more sustainable world by tackling the construction industry's significant environmental impact.
  2. Make a Real-World Impact: Obtain industry-recognized credentials and develop highly transferable skills for tangible contributions to society and sustainable development.
  3. Collaborate and Lead: Step beyond the computer into hands-on, people-focused projects with a specialized management skillset.
  4. Robust Job Market: Enter a field with substantial industry growth, labor demand, and the potential for high earnings across diverse roles in construction, management, consulting, and design.
  5. Diverse Career Landscapes: Embrace the flexibility of working in diverse environments, leveraging Atlanta’s vibrant urban development scene.

Be part of the next generation of leaders in the built environment and be a driver in the shift towards a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future.

Why Sustainability Matters in Construction

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Jeff Ross-Bain, Ross-Bain Green Building

The built environment accounts for 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainable development of the built environment is fundamental to meeting the global challenges of today and generations to come.


Course Credit Hours
BC 2631: Construction Seminar 2
BC 2634: Construction Plans & Estimates 3
BC 3620: Real Estate and Construction Finance & Acct 3
BC 3630: Project Management I 3
BC 4735: Real Estate Development and Construction 3
Elective 3
Total 17


Electives Credit Hours
BC 2636: Construction Safety 3
BC 3600: Construction Cost Management 3
BC 3610: Construction Law 3
BC 4050: BIM for Multi-Disciplinary Integration 3
BC 4110: Trends and Policies in Residential Development 3
BC 4130: Integrated Design Construction & Development 3
BC 4270: Sustainable Community Design & Development 3
BC 4600: Project Management II 3
BC 4610: Value Engineering & Building Econ 3
BC 4660: Entrepreneurship in Construction 3
BC 4672: MEP Systems 3
BC 4710: Green Construction 3
BC 6270: Community Design & Development 3
BC 6675: Residential Design & Construction 3

Furthering Global Sustainable Development Goals

The Minor in Sustainable Development and Construction furthers many of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals through the the curriculum's content, community, and approach.

Sustainable Development Goals 4

Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goals 5

Gender Equality

Sustainable Development Goals 6

Clean Water & Sanitation

Sustainable Development Goals 7

Affordable & Clean Energy

Sustainable Development Goals 8

Decent Work & Economic Growth

Sustainable Development Goals 9

Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure

Sustainable Development Goals 10

Reduced Inequalities

Sustainable Development Goals 11

Sustainable Cities & Communities

Sustainable Development Goals 12

Responsible Production

Sustainable Development Goals 13

Climate Action

Academic Support

Ece Erdogmus

Ece Erdogmus

School Chair · Undergraduate Program Director

Vonya Miller.

Vonya Miller

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

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