Environmental Management

Dr. Steven Frysinger, Director
Phone: (540) 568-2710
E-mail: frysinsp@jmu.edu


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.

Co-curricular Activities and Organizations

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 student’s major.

Cognate Courses Credit

(To be completed before beginning minor) Hours

BIO 114. Organisms 4

BIO 124. Ecology and Evolution 4

CHEM 131-132. General Chemistry I-II 6

MATH 235-236. Calculus I-II 8

PHYS 240-250. University Physics I-II 6

Core Courses

ISAT 320-321. Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Technology I-II 6

ISAT 302. Instrumentation and Measurement of the Environment 1

ENVM 490. Environmental Management Seminar (optional) 2

ENVM 491-492. Senior Thesis/Project I-II (optional) 6


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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