Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

Bachelor of Sustainable Development

The Sustainable Development Program provides interdisciplinary training and encourages the analysis of local and global problems from different perspectives. It focuses on exploring development studies with a sustainable perspective, with a systemic approach and with values of solidarity, justice and peace.

bachillerato en desarrollo sostenible

The baccalaureate in Sustainable Development is based on two important pillars: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) proposed and promoted by UNESCO; and in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Organization .

Under these visions, the mission of the program is to educate professionals through an interdisciplinary learning and training experience, which encourages the analysis of local and global problems from different perspectives (social, economic, environmental and cultural), with special emphasis on the analysis of cities and the design of projects to improve the urban environment. For this, the program provides opportunities for internships, volunteer hours and other extracurricular experiences to gain professional experience.

Degrees awarded:

The program looks for:

  • Arouse interest in those who want to be actors in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as facilitators of sustainability initiatives, in social settings, non-profit entities or government agencies.
  • Develop analysis skills of local and global problems related to the environment, social inequality, economic development and poverty, as well as access to culture.
  • Train students to design sustainable development projects, locally and globally, and to analyze successful experiences of international programs aimed at strengthening the pillars of sustainable development or transforming cities from a sustainable development approach.
  • Teach tools for the planning and evaluation of sustainable development projects.
  • Train students with the ability to get involved or create initiatives that promote the configuration of sustainable cities in Puerto Rico.

Teams associated with the Baccalaureate:

The Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development will have the support of:

What does this program offer?

  • Interdisciplinary training
  • It promotes the analysis of local and global problems from the social, economic, environmental and cultural.
  • Prepares professionals by strengthening their ability to analyze and understand
  • Tools for project management, highly valued skill in non-profit entities and the private sector.
  • Special emphasis on the analysis of cities and the design of projects to improve the urban environment.
  • Training to work in municipal administrations or in entities focused on community development.
  • Strengthening the knowledge and skills of students interested in continuing graduate studies in planning, urban planning, public administration or environmental management, among others.
  • Treatment of environmental, social, economic and cultural issues, which are especially suitable for students interested in creating or working in social entrepreneurship.

projections of the profession

Data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) anticipate significant growth in this sector for the coming years in Puerto Rico.

The skills provided by the program tend to be valued more and more in professionals who occupy managerial and decision-making positions, both in private companies and in the public sector.

interdisciplinary elements

These elements are applied in an integrated manner and from a systemic approach.

Town planning



Cultural Studies






General requirements 39
Institutional Requirements (IR) 27
Concentration Requirements (RC) 27
Exploration (EX) 27

Are you interested in doing a Bachelor's Degree in Sustainable Development?

Dennis Román Roa, Ph.D.

Director, Departamento de Administración de Empresas
787.728.1515 ext. 2186

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