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  The environmental management program prepares students to apply the principles of environmental science and engineering to contemporary environmental problems in both natural resource and industrial contexts. Students from a variety of majors can pursue an interdisciplinary minor in environmental management. After completing prerequisite foundation courses in science and math, students pursue the minor by completing core courses and a concentration, optionally culminating in a capstone thesis or project.

The environmental management program strives to develop graduates who are literate in and competent with the foundation sciences and mathematics underlying environmental science and engineering, and who can apply science and technology to a broad range of practical environmental problems.

  Minor Requirements
The environmental management minor requires at total of 22 credits, excluding prerequisite cognate courses and an optional seminar and thesis. The cognate courses, or their equivalents, must have been completed successfully before the student may be enrolled in the environmental management minor. This may be accomplished as part of the studentís major.
Cognate Courses
Credit Hours
(To be completed before beginning minor)
BIO 114. Organisms
BIO 124. Ecology and Evolution
CHEM 131-132. General Chemistry I-II
MATH 235-236. Calculus I-II
PHYS 240-250. University Physics I-II
Core Courses
ISAT 320-321. Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Technology I-II
ISAT 302. Instrumentation and Measurement of the Environment
ENVM 490. Environmental Management Seminar (optional)
ENVM 491-492. Senior Thesis/Project I-II (optional)
See descriptions below

The environmental management minor concentrates in one of two areas, natural resources and industrial systems. Students should be aware that some of the listed courses may have additional prerequisites.
Natural Resources
ISAT 424. Natural Resource Management
Choose four of the following courses:
BIO 451. Ecological Systems
BIO 453. Microbial Ecology
BIO 459. Freshwater Ecology
CHEM 355. Geochemistry of Natural Waters
ECON 340. Economics of Natural Resources
GEOG 240. Natural Resource Conservation
GEOG 340. Ecological Biogeography
GEOG 385. Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEOG 415. Climatology
GEOL 320. Meteorology
GEOL 460. Geohydology
ISAT 420. Environmental Analysis and Modeling
ISAT 421. Environmental Policy and Regulation
ISAT 425. Environmental Hydrology
ISAT 426. Environmental Information Systems
Industrial Systems
ISAT 422. Environmental Management
Choose four of following courses:
ECON 305. Environmental Economics
HTH 352. Environmental Health
HTH 450. Epidemiology
ISAT 410. Sustainable Energy Development
ISAT 421. Environmental Policy and Regulation
ISAT 423. Environmental Remediation
ISAT 426. Environmental Information Systems
ISAT 427. Industrial Hygiene