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 (94 credits)

Management Courses (24 credits)

  • ACTG132 Principles of Accounting I 4
  • ACTG133 Principles of Accounting II 4
  • BUSN211 Business Statistics 3 or
    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

Chemistry Courses (22 credits)

Environmental and Support Courses (38 credits)

  • NSCI103 Intro to Environmental Science 3
  • EVRN131 Introduction to GIS and GPS 2
  • EVRN231 Intermediate GIS 2
  • EVRN311 Environmental Law 3
  • EVRN313 Solid & Hazardous Waste 3
  • EVRN395 Junior Seminar 1
  • EVRN425 Environmental Systems Analysis 3
  • EVRN495 Senior Project 1-3
  • EVRN499 Senior Seminar 1
  • INTD399 Internship in Environmental Management 4
  • BIOL126 Interpretation of Maps and Aerial Photography 2
  • BIOL131 General Biology: Cells 4
  • BIOL204 General Microbiology 4
  • MATH151 Calculus I 4 or
  • MATH112 Calculus for Business and Life Science I 4
Directed Electives (choose to equal 10 credits min)

  • 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 or
  • NSCI101 Conceptual Physics 4

General Electives (5 credits min)

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Core Requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.50 or higher.  A gpa of 2.50 or higher is also required in your Major, and a gpa of 2.00 or higher is required in your General Education Core Requirements.

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