Environmental Management Systems

Policy Analysis

Students in this concentration will develop a knowledge and practical understanding of: role and scope of state and federal regulatory agencies; environmental laws and regulations; mechanisms for implementation of regulations, compliance with regulations, permits, audits, etc.; environmental auditing systems; environmental permitting; the role of risk assessment in decision-making; and land use planning. Graduates in Environmental Management Systems are well-qualified for a variety for careers because of their solid training in sciences, problem-solving, and written and oral communications. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills for a career in environmental management, as well as for graduate and professional school, including business and law school.

Career possibilities: environmental regulator, environmental project coordinator, sustainability manager.


 

Semester 1


CRITICAL: MATH 1021.
BIOL 1201 Biology for Science Majors I (3)
BIOL 1208 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors I (1)
ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
EMS 1011 Environment and Technology: Perspective on Environmental Problems (3)
MATH 1021 College Algebra (3)
General Education course - Humanities (3)


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2


CRITICAL: CHEM 1201; MATH 1022.
AGEC 2003 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (3) or ECON 2030 Economic Principles (3)
CHEM 1201 General Chemistry I (3)
MATH 1022 Plane Trigonometry (3)
General Education course - Arts (3)


Total Semester Hours: 12

 

Semester 3


CRITICAL: EMS 1011; BIOL 1201.
CHEM 1202 General Chemistry (3)
BIOL 1202 Biology for Science Majors II (3)
BIOL 1209 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors II (1)
POLI 2051 American Government (3) or
SOCL 2001 Introductory Sociology (3)
EMS 2011 Analysis of Environmental Issues (3)
General Elective (3)


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 4


CRITICAL: BIOL 1202; CHEM 1202.
CHEM 2060 Survey of Organic Chemistry (3) or
CHEM 2261 Organic Chemistry (3)
CMST 2060 Public Speaking (3)
AGRO 2051 Soil Science (4)
ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications (3)


Total Semester Hours: 16

 

Semester 5


CRITICAL: CHEM 2060/CHEM 2261; ENGL 2000.
AGEC 3803 Agricultural Law (3)
EXST 2201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (4)
MGT 3200 Principles of Management (3)
General Education course - Humanities (3)
General Elective (3)


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 6


CHEM 1212 General Chemistry Laboratory (2)
AGRO 4078 Land Use Planning and Land Management (3)
ENVS 4101 Environmental Chemistry (3)
PHYS 2001 General Physics I (3)
Approved Elective (3)1


Total Semester Hours: 14

 

Semester 7


ENVS 4261 Energy and the Environment (3) or
ENVS 4262 Environmental Hazards Analysis (3) or
ENVS 4264 Regulation of Environmental Hazards (3) or
ENVS 4266 Ocean Policy (3)
Approved Electives (6)1
General Elective (2)
EMS 3050 Environmental Regulations and Compliance (3)

 

Total Semester Hours: 14

Semester 8


AGEC 3503 Natural Resource Economics (3) or
ECON 4320 Environmental Economics (3)
EMS 4020 Quantitative Risk Assessment (3)
OCS 4465 Coastal Zone Management (3)
Approved Elective (3)1
EMS 3040 Applied Environmental Management (4)


Total Semester Hours: 16

 

120 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

 


 

1 - A list of approved electives is available in the School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences. Students may select no more than six hours of approved electives below the 3000-level.