Environmental Management Concentration

Of all living beings, humans are unique in their ability to manage the environment in which they live. However, modification of the environment to suit human needs often results in the degradation of environmental ecosystems. This curriculum is a science-oriented curriculum designed to provide a broad understanding of environmental quality. Students will develop a solid foundation in basic sciences, mathematics, and communications skills. This foundation will then be applied in courses dealing with ecology and natural resources. Students will be strongly encouraged to pursue relevant work experience through supervised field study with an approved agency or firm.

Graduates of this program will find employment opportunities as technical, scientific, or support personnel with local, state, or federal agencies, or with private industry. Examples include positions with municipal waste treatment facilities; state and federal regulatory agencies; consulting firms involved in environmental remediation and development of impact statements; various manufacturers; environmental and conservation support organizations; and other public and private employers in the environmental field. The curriculum will also prepare the student for graduate study in areas related to the environment and natural resources, including environmental law.

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (78 Hours)

Course

Credit Hours

Agricultural Economics 445

3

Agricultural Engineering Technology 460

3

Biology 418

3

Chemistry 122

4

Chemistry 310 and 319, or 320

4

Economics 201

3

English 325

3

Geography 111, 113

8

Geography 280 or 360

2/3

Geography 472

3

Geology 440

3

Mathematics 160, 210

6

Microbiology 251 or 310

4

Natural Resources Management 350

3

Physics 211

3

Soil Science 315 or 430, 420

6

Plant Science elective (110, 305, 333, 334, 341, or 422)

3

Science Electives (UD courses in departments of Agriculture/Natural Resources Management; Biology; Chemistry; Engineering; or Geology, Geography & Physics)

8/7

General Electives (Natural Resources Management 420 recommended)

6



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