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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.


Credit Hours

BIO 124. Ecology and Evolution


Three hours from one of the following:


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


CHEM 241. Organic Chemistry I


ISAT 302. Instrumentation and Measurement of the Environment


ENVT 400. Capstone Seminar


Concentration (See descriptions below)





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.