Environmental and Resource Management

Description
The concentration in environmental and resource management provides students with a thorough introduction to environmental regulations and key environmental management issues such as the provision of clean, potable water, wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, as well as remediation technologies for polluted soils, groundwater and air. Students learn to apply basic science and engineering principles to solving problems that significantly impact human health and ecosystems. The courses form a coherent whole and demonstrate the connection between science, engineering, public policy and the law.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.

Core Courses (12 Credit Hours):

ERM 201 Environmental Management (3)

ERM 203 Environmental Regulations (3) (Prerequisite(s): any SG or SQ course)

ERM 302 Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology (3) (Prerequisite(s): CHM 116; MAT 170 or higher)

ERM 401 Hazardous Waste Management (3) (Prerequisite(s): CHM 113 or higher; ERM 203 or Environmental Engineering BSE major)

Elective Course (6 Credit Hours):

ERM 402 Unit Treatment Technologies (3) (Prerequisite(s): ERM 302)

ERM 406 Environmental Chemistry (3) (Prerequisite(s): CHM 116; MAT 170 or higher)

ERM 407 Occupational Hygiene (3) (Prerequisite(s): CHM 113 or higher)

ERM 426 Environmental Issues (3) 

ERM 428 International Environmental Management (G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only ERM 428 or ERM 528)

ERM 432 Sustainable Solid Waste Management (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 170 or higher; minimum junior standing; Credit is allowed for only ERM 432 or ERM 494 (Integrated Solid Waste Systems) or ERM 532)

ERM 494 Environmental Management Leadership (3)

ERM 494 Environmental Health (3)

ERM 494: Tribal Environ & Natural Resources Management (3)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Polytechnic

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

ESERMEMPH

College/School

College/School

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

480‐727‐1874
polyadvising@asu.edu

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