Business Option

Environmental issues have effects on a broad spectrum of businesses and industries. Also, there are a large number of businesses and consulting firms that specialize in environmental fields. The direct and indirect impacts of environmental concerns on the economy are large and growing.

Traditionally, students have received university training in either business or environmental science, but not both. Southeast is pleased to offer a program that recognizes the close relationship between the environment and business. Furthermore, completion of the business option curriculum will qualify students for admission into, and rapid completion of, a M.B.A. degree program. There are relatively few academic programs in the country that combine business and environmental science training and graduates with these combined backgrounds should be highly marketable.

Environmental issues affecting business frequently become legal issues. There is a societal need for individuals trained in business, environmental science and law. The course of study of the environmental science major is designed to prepare interested students for post-graduate training in environmental law.

Graduates in this option are anticipated to be successful in finding employment in the environmental field and to be highly competitive for admission to graduate programs in business and environmental sciences, as well as, law school programs.

Environmental Science: Business Option (89-93 Hours Required)

AD 101 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (3)
BI 163 Evolution & Ecology (4)
BI 332 General Ecology (3)
BS 105 Environmental Biology (3)
CH 185/085/005 General Chemistry (5)
CH 186 Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry (3)
EC 344 Environmental Economics (3)
EN 190 Writing & the Environment (3)
EV 400 Health Physics (3)
EV 201 Environmental Science Seminar I (1)
EV 401 Environmental Science Seminar II (1)
EV 454 Risk Assessment Applications (3)
EV 481-483 Internship (3) OR EV 491-493 Research (3)
EV xxx EV Course (300-500 level) (3)
GO 110 Physical Geology (3)
GO 365 Environmental Soil Science (3)
GO 460 Environmental Hydrology (3)
MA 139 Applied Calculus (3) (Logical Systems) OR MA 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I (5)
MA 223 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
PH 106 Physical Concepts (3) OR PH 120 Introductory Physics I (5)
UI 429 Environmental Ethics (3)

Choose 6 hours from:

UI 331 Foundations of Biochemistry (3)
UI 360 Recycling & Waste Management (3)
UI 373 Earth and Life through Time (3)
UI 386 Environmental Health (3)
UI 387 Environmental Law and Public Policy (3)

Business Options- 21 Hours Required:

AC 221 Principles of Accounting I (3)
AC 222 Principles of Accounting II (3)
EC 225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
FI 361 Financial Management (3)
MG 301 Principles of Management (3)
MI 375 Management Information Systems (3)
MK 301 Principles of Marketing (3)

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