Hazardous Materials and Waste Management

The concentration in hazardous materials and waste management is designed to provide current and prospective employees of industry and government with a comprehensive and practical curriculum of study in hazardous materials management. The concentration program features instruction by ASU faculty, attorneys, and professionals who work in the specific area in which they teach.


  • 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.
  • Students may also pursue the Certificate in Hazardous Materials & Waste Management. See program advisor for details.
  • Students with senior status may be allowed to register for graduate level (500 level courses) with permission from Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (ETM) faculty.

Core 12 Hours

ETM 401 Hazardous Waste Management (3)
ETM 501 Principles of Hazardous Materials and Waste Management (3)

ETM 407 Occupational Hygiene (3)
ETM 507 Industrial Hygiene (3)

ETM 502 Regulatory Framework for Toxic and Hazardous Substances (3)
ETM 527 Environmental/Resources Regulations Concepts (3)

ETM 506 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials (3)


Electives 6 Hours
Consult with an advisor in the College of Technology and Innovation for appropriate courses.

Any ETM 400 or ETM 500 level course

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

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.









Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
All appointments:

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Santa Catalina Hall

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