environmental management minor
Dr. Steven P. Frysinger, Coordinator
540/568-2710

The cross disciplinary minor in Environmental Information Systems is designed for undergraduates interested in using computer and information management technology to solve environmental problems and improve environmental stewardship. Some examples of Environmental Information Systems are database systems to track and report hazardous materials in factories, decision support systems to facilitate risk analysis and management, GIS-based natural resource inventory systems, and automated business management systems to support and document environmental compliance.

The Environmental Information Systems minor requires a minimum of 25 credit hours. Core courses are intended to ensure knowledge of the foundation disciplines. Electives should be chosen in consideration of the student's particular interests within the general field of environmental information systems; the Coordinator may approve other elective courses. At least one elective course must be outside of the student's major. Students are advised to check prerequisites of listed courses.

Minor Requirements:

Core Courses

 

CS 139 or CS 149

Algorithm Development1

3-4 credits

ISAT 340

Software Development1

3 credits

ISAT 320

Fundamentals of Environmental Science & Technology I

4 credits

ISAT 321

Fundamentals of Environmental Science & Technology II

3 credits

ISAT 426

Environmental Information Systems

3 credits

Elective Courses

 

CS 159

Advanced Computer Programming1

4 credits

CS 474

Database Design and Application1

3 credits

GEOG 215

Cartography and GIS

3 credits

GEOG 366

Introduction to Geographic Information Science

3 credits

GEOG 385

Principles of Remote Sensing

4 credits

GEOG 466

GIS and Geographic Databases

3 credits

ISAT 341

Modeling and Simulation

3 credits

ISAT 420

Environmental Analysis and Modeling

3 credits

ISAT 447

Interaction Design

3 credits

1or equivalent by permission of Director

Note:   CS 149, ISAT 252 and CIS 221 substitute for CS 139

            CIS 331 substitutes for CS 159

            CS 474 substitutes for ISAT 340

            CIS 330 substitutes for CS 474

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