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Environmental Management Specialization

The Environmental Management specialization prepares students for careers in management and protection of natural resources and for providing services related to environmental quality and sustainability. The curriculum offers an interdisciplinary approach to deal with various environmental management issues, including pollution control, regulations, remediation, hazardous waste disposal, and sustainability. The program also includes hand-on technical trainings, such as geographic information systems (GIS) and environmental risk assessment. Examples of careers for graduates include environmental consultants, environmental educators, social and environmental impact analysts, resource policy analysts, natural resource planners, managers of wildlife, parks, forests and rangelands, conservation officers, watershed managers, soil conservationists, and sustainability officers.

Sample four-year curriculum shown below for the Bachelor of Science in environmental sciences with an environmental management specialization (ESEM):


Year 1 (Fall Semester)
(4) CHEM 121A General Chemistry (BPS)
(1) CHEM 125A General Chemistry Lab (EL)
(3) ENG 101 English Composition I (FW1)
(5) MATH 150 Calculus I (FQR)
(3) ACS 101 Public Speaking (FSPC)
16 - Total Credits

Year 1 (Spring Semester)
(4) BIOL 150 Biology I (BLS, EL)
(4) CHEM 121B General Chemistry (BPS)
(1) CHEM 125B General Chemistry Lab (EL)
(2) ENG 102 English Composition II (FW2)
(3) RA 101 Reasoning & Argumentation (FRA)
14 - Total Credits

Year 2 (Fall Semester)
(4) BIOL 151 Biology II (BLS, EL)
(3) CHEM 241A Organic Chemistry
(2) ENSC 125 Topics of Environmental Health & Toxicology
(3) Breadth-Humanities (BHUM)
(3) ECON 111 Principles of Macroeconomics (BSS)
15 - Total Credits

Year 2 (Spring Semester)
(4) BIOL 220 Genetics
(3) CHEM 241B Organic Chemistry (BPS)
(3) GEOG 202 Resource Use and Management
(4) STAT 244 Statistics (BICS)
14 - Total Credits

Year 3 (Fall Semester)
(4) BIOL 365 Ecology
(3) ENSC 220 Principles of Environmental Sciences
(1) ENSC 220L Principles of Environmental Sciences Lab
(3) ENSC 325A Toxicants in the Environment
(4) PHYS 131 College Physics I (BPS)
(1) PHYS 131L College Physics I Lab (EL)
16 - Total Credits

Year 3 (Spring Semester)
(3) ENSC 210 Applied Research Methods
(3) ENSC 330 Environmental Health & Waste Management
(1) ENSC 499 Research in Environmental Sciences
(3) IS 399 Environmental and Social Justice
(4) PHYS 132 College Physics II (BPS)
(1) PHYS 132L College Physics II Lab
15 - Total Credits

Year 4 (Fall Semester)
(3) ENSC 340 Ecosystem Management and Sustainability
(3) ENSC 402 Environmental Law (POLS 497)
(3) ENSC 440 Sustainable Environmental Practices
(1) ENSC 498 Senior Project
(3) GEOG 418 Geographic Information System
(3) Breadth-Fine & Performing Arts (BFPA)
16 - Total Credits

Year 4 (Spring Semester)
(3) ENSC 401 Environmental Policy
(3) ENSC 435 Ecological Risk Assessment
(3) ENSC 450 Applied Ecology
(1) ENSC 490 Senior Assignment
(4) ENSC Elective Course (431, 434, 475)
14 - Total Credits

Total Hours 120

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