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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


 

22

Concentrations

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.