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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.

The environmental management minor strives to develop graduates who can apply science and technology to a broad range of practical environmental problems in 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 30 credits1, 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:


ISAT 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. Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Technology I1


ISAT 321. Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Technology II


CHEM 241. Organic Chemistry I


ISAT 302. Instrumentation and Measurement of the Environment


ENVT 400. Capstone Seminar


Concentration (See descriptions below)



1 Students who have successfully completed ISAT 320 prior to fall 2016 will receive 3 credits for ISAT 320; if that is the case, the environmental management minor requires a total of 29 credits, including prerequisite courses.


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.