Environmental Management


The cross disciplinary environmental management minor prepares students to apply the principles of environmental science and engineering to contemporary environmental problems in natural resource, industrial and public policy contexts. The minor is particularly suitable for students interested in professional careers in industrial environmental management, natural resources management, and environmental policy and planning. After fulfilling prerequisite requirements in biology and statistics, students pursue the minor by completing core courses and electives.

The environmental management minor strives to develop graduates who can apply science and technology to a broad range of practical environmental problems in a variety of professional settings. Students are expected to be literate and competent in the sciences and mathematics underlying environmental problem solving.

The environmental management minor requires a total of 29 credits, including prerequisite courses. The prerequisites must have been completed successfully before the student may be enrolled in the environmental management minor. Prerequisite courses may be fulfilled as part of the student's major. At least one elective course must be outside of the student's major.


Prerequisites Credit Hours
BIO 124. Ecology and Evolution 4
Three hours from one of the following: 3
GISAT 251. Topics in Statistics for ISAT  
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics  
MATH 285. Data Analysis  
MATH 307. Principles of Probability and Statistics  
MATH 318. Introduction to Probability and Statistics  
Required Courses Credit Hours
ISAT 320-321. Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Technology I-II 6
CHEM 241. Organic Chemistry I 3
ISAT 302. Instrumentation and Measurement of the Environment 1
ENVT 400. Capstone Seminar 3
Concentration (See descriptions below) 9



Students completing the environmental management minor must concentrate in one of three areas: natural resources, industrial systems or environmental policy. Students should be aware that some of the listed courses may have additional prerequisites.


Natural Resources  
ISAT 424. Natural Resource Management  
Choose two of the following courses:  
BIO 402. Forest Ecology  
BIO 456. Landscape Ecology  
BIO 457. Biological Applications of Geographic Information Systems  
BIO 459. Freshwater Ecology  
BIO 465. Environmental Toxicology  
CHEM 354. Environmental Chemistry Field Camp  
CHEM/GEOL 355. Geochemistry of Natural Waters  
GEOG 340. Biogeography  
GEOG 341. Wilderness Techniques  
GEOG 342. Management and Protection of Natural Resources  
GEOG 343. Wildlife Management  
GEOL 340. Soils and Land Use  
ISAT 420. Environmental Analysis and Modeling  
ISAT 425. Environmental Hydrology  
ISAT 429. Sustainability: An Ecological Process  
Industrial Systems  
ISAT 422. Environmental Management  
Choose two of following courses:  
HTH 352. Environmental Health  
HTH 450. Epidemiology  
ISAT 423. Environmental Remediation  
ISAT 427. Industrial Hygiene  
ISAT 428. Industrial Ecology  
Environmental Policy  
ISAT 421. Environmental Policy and Regulation  
ISAT 422. Environmental Management or  
ISAT 424. Natural Resource Management  
One of the following courses:  
BIO 465. Environmental Toxicology  
ECON 305. Environmental Economics  
ECON 340. Economics of Natural Resources  
GEOG 325. Environmental Ethics  
GEOG/ISAT 429. Sustainability, An Ecological Process  
HIST 427. US Environmental History  
ISAT 411. Energy Economics and Policy  
ISAT 420. Environmental Analysis and Modeling  
ISAT 423. Environmental Remediation  
ISAT 471. Transportation: Energy, Environment, and Society  
ISAT 472. Transportation: Air Quality Monitoring and Regulation  
PPA 484. Environmental Regulatory Politics and Policy  
SCOM 354. Communication, Environment and Environmentalism  
SOCI 311. Sociology of the Environment  


Other courses may apply by permission of the coordinator.