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Lake Superior State University

Environmental Management: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

This degree combines elements of business and management with a strong background in science and environmental issues. The degree is offered in response to strong student, state and local government demand for an academic program to prepare students for management careers in the drinking water and wastewater industries and other related environmental careers.

In some cases, the first two years of the program may be delivered by technical associate degree programs already in existence at LSSU and other regional community colleges, creating an opportunity for people with a technical associate’s degree to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

The B.S. in Environmental Management will expand the technical education of the individual and provide management skills that could qualify the individual for advancement in industry.

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (87 credits)

Management Courses (24 credits)

  • ACTG132 Principles of Accounting I 4
  • ACTG133 Principles of Accounting II 4
  • BUSN211 Business Statistics 3
  • MATH207 Principles of Statistical Methods 3
  • BUSN403 Business, Government and Society 3
  • ECON202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  • FINC341 Managerial Finance 4
  • MGMT360 Principles of Management 3

Environmental Courses (52 credits)

  • BIOL204 General Microbiology 4
  • CHEM115 General Chemistry I 5
  • CHEM116 General Chemistry II 4
  • CHEM220 Survey of Organic Chemistry 4
  • CHEM225 Org. Chem I 4
  • CHEM226 Org. Chem II 4
  • CHEM231 Quantitative Analysis 4
  • CHEM332 Instrumental Analysis 4
  • CHEM341 Environmental Chemistry I: Water and Water Pollution Control 4
  • CHEM342 Environmental Chemistry II: Air and Solid Wastes
  • EVRN126 Interpretation of Maps and Aerial Photography 2
  • EVRN131 Introduction to GIS and GPS 2
  • EVRN311 Environmental Law 3
  • EVRN313 Solid & Hazardous Waste 3
  • EVRN395 Junior Seminar 1
  • EVRN425 Geospatial Analysis III 3
  • EVRN495 Senior Project 1-3 EVRN499 Senior Seminar 1
  • INTD399 Internship in Environmental Management 4
  • MATH151 Calculus I 4
  • NSCI103 Intro to Environmental Science 3
Directed Electives from (11 credits)
  • BIOL131 General Biology: Cells 4
  • BIOL230 Introduction to Soil Science 4
  • BIOL286 Principles of Watersheds 3
  • BIOL345 Limnology 3
  • ECON307 Environmental Economics 3
  • Any 200 level or higher EVRN not listed above
  • GEOL411 Hydrologic Systems: Surface and Groundwater 3
  • PHYS221 Elements of Physics I 4

General Education (not used above) (22 credits)

Free Electives to total 125

Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.