Environmental Management Systems

Resource Conservation

Students in this concentration will develop a knowledge and practical understanding of: chemical, physical, and biological properties of soil; soil and water conservation and associated federal programs; coastal restoration; soil-plant relationships; fundamentals of forestry, wildlife, and agricultural management; land use planning (including GIS/GPS); soil and water assessment and remediation principles; and ecological risk assessment. 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: conservationist, environmental analyst/manager, environmental project coordinator.


 

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.
BIOL 1202 Biology for Science Majors II (3)
BIOL 1209 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors II (1)
MATH 1022 Plane Trigonometry (3)
CHEM 1201 General Chemistry I (3)
AGEC 2003 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (3) or
ECON 2030 Economic Principles (3)


Total Semester Hours: 13

 

Semester 3


CRITICAL: EMS 1011; BIOL 1201.
POLI 2051 American Government (3) or
SOCL 2001 Introductory Sociology (3)
EMS 2011 Analysis of Environmental Issues (3)
CHEM 1202 General Chemistry (3)
General Education course - Humanities (3)
General Elective (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

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)
ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications (3)
CHEM 1212 General Chemistry Laboratory (2)
AGRO 2051 Soil Science (4)


Total Semester Hours: 18

 

Semester 5


CRITICAL: CHEM 2060/CHEM 2261; ENGL 2000.
EXST 2201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (4)
MGT 3200 Principles of Management (3)
General Education course - Arts (3)
See option for plant courses below (3-4)2


Total Semester Hours: 13-14

Semester 6


AGEC 3503 Natural Resource Economics (3)
PHYS 2001 General Physics I (3)
Area of Concentration Approved Electives (6-7)1
General Elective (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15-16

 

Semester 7


AGRO 4055 Chemical Properties of Soil (4)
AGRO 4078 Land Use Planning and Land Management (3)
GEOG 4047 Geographic Information Systems (3)
General Elective (1)
EMS 3050 Environmental Regulations and Compliance (3)


Total Semester Hours: 14

Semester 8


EMS 3040 Applied Environmental Management (4)
AGRO 4052 Soil Fertility and Soil Management (4)
EMS 4020 Quantitative Risk Assessment (3)
OCS 4560 Wetland Loss, Restoration and Management (3) or
OCS 4465 Coastal Zone Management (3)
General Elective (2-0)


Total Semester Hours: 16-14

 

120 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

 


 

1 - A list of approved electives is available in the School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences.
2 - Select one of the following options: AGRO 4070, HORT 2050, HORT 2061, or OCS 4308.