Nov 28, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Management Minor

Steven P. Frysinger, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-2710  

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 29-32 credits, including prerequisite courses. Prerequisite courses may be fulfilled as part of the student’s major.

Required Courses: 22-24 Credit Hours

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 28-31 credits, including prerequisite courses.

Total: 29-32 Credit Hours


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: 9-11 Credit Hours

Industrial Systems: 9 Credit Hours

Choose two of the following courses:

Other courses may apply by permission of the coordinator.