Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management

Environmental ManagementThe Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management provides students with a foundation in federal EPA and state environmental rules and regulations. In addition, students are presented concepts reviewing environmental principles, resource use and protection. Students enrolled in this program will acquire practical skills related to industrial waste, solid waste and hazardous waste management along with the appropriate techniques, technology and measures for minimizing air, soil and water pollution. Our BS in Environmental Management program prepares students for employment in the corporate, industrial, consulting, or regulatory environmental compliance, control, or remediation professions.

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Estimated time of completion of this program is 5 years.

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Graduates will successfully complete 120 credit hours outlined below
Credit Hours
General Studies Requirements 60
Required General Studies Courses 36
General Studies Electives 24
Major Courses 60
Major Requirements 36
Professional Electives 24
Total 120

Curriculum Details

General Studies Requirements - 60 hrs

Required General Studies 36
Course Number / Description Semester Hours
Humanities and Fine Arts 9
Select a minimum of 3 courses from this area to include  
LSS 1300 - Learning Strategies for Success  
English Composition 6
EH 1010 - English Composition I  
EH 1020 - English Composition II  
Natural Sciences 6
Select 2 courses from this area  
Mathematics 3
MA 1140 - Finite Math or Higher Level  
History 6
Select 2 courses from this area  
Behavioral and Social Sciences 6
Select a minimum of 2 courses from this area  
General Studies Electives 24
Courses can be taken from General Studies or any 2000–3000 level course offered at CSU

Major Courses - 60 hrs
36 hours must be at the 3000-4000 level

Major Requirements 36
Major Requirements - Group A (Required Courses) 30
BEM 3101 - Environmental Science  3
BEM 3001 - Assessing Environmental Law  3
BEM 3601 - Waste Management  3
BEM 3501 - Air Quality  3
BEM 3701 - Hazardous Waste Management  3
BEM 3201 - Environmental Assessment  3
BOS 3551 - Environmental Issues  3
BOS 3640 - Interactions of Hazardous Materials  3
BEM 4001 - Pollution Prevention  3
BOS 4201 - Toxicology  3
Major Requirements - Group B
(Select 2 courses from the list below or any two 3000 to 4000 BEM, BFS, or OSH Courses.)
BEM 4301 - Environmental Strategies 3
BOS 3651 - Total Environmental, Health & Safety Management 3
BEM 4351 - Environmental Technology 3
BFS 4753 - Terrorism Incident Mgmt &  Emergency Procedures 3
BOS 4025 - OSHA Standards 3
BOS 4520 - Risk Management 3
BOS 4301 - Industrial Hygiene 3
BBA 3651 - Leadership 3
Professional Electives 24
Select any courses that have not been used to satisfy General Studies or Major Requirements.
 Total 120 Semester Hours

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