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BGS Concentration for persons interested in Environmental Management (EM)

Environmental Management (EM) is an interdisciplinary BGS that explores the interaction between humans and the environment.  This concentration provides a broad-based education.  In addition to formal coursework, internships offer students the opportunity to integrate field experiences, laboratory, technical writing and/or computer skills in the investigation of environmental problems.  The primary objective of this program is to prepare individuals as environmental technicians and environmental analysts for positions in the private sector or in public service.  For the brochure, click here.



Major Concentration Requirements (30 credits)
Required Courses (15 Credits)
Subj Crse Title
BIO 200 Ecology and the Environment
ECO 210 Economics
EES 220 Environmental Geology
EES 315 Environmental Science and Society
EES 320 Environmental Management
Required Electives (15 Credits Minimum)
Subj Crse Title
ANT 364 Medical Anthropology
BIO 301 Microbes and Your Health
BIO 228 Introduction to Public Health
PBH 310 Process of Science in Society
EES 222 Water and Society
EES 305 Energy Resources and Conservation
EES 321 Watershed Management
EES 323 Drinking Water Management
EES 423 Health and Safety at Hazardous Waste Sites
PSC 350 Public Policy and Decision Making
PSC 351 Environmental Politics and Policy
Internship or Field Experience, optional but can apply to 11 credits of required credits
Subj Crse Title
EES 491 Internship in Environmental Earth Science (1-15 credits)
PSC 490 Municipal Government Internship (6-15 credits)
PSC 491 State Government Internship (6-15 credits)
PSC 493 National Government Internship (6-15 credits)


Please see the following faculty member if you are interested in exploring an internship or field experience.

Environmental Earth Science:
Dr. Catherine Carlson, 860-465-5218

Note: a 15-credit Minor Concentration is required in a different subject.





1. Eastern’s  LIBERAL ARTS CORE (LAC) REQUIREMENTS                                                       up to 46 credits

  LAC Tier I requirement is waived for those transferring a minimum of 27 credits of liberal arts and sciences course work that includes a math course above College Algebra and English composition.

At least two Tier II LAC courses and the Tier III LAC course must be taken through Easte


2. Your ACADEMIC MAJOR OR MAJOR/MINOR CONCENTRATIONS for the BGS degree      up to 45 credits. See here for available options or design your own BGS degree or Individualized Major. Call the School of Continuing Education for information.

 A minimum of 15-24 credits of your Major or Major Concentration must be earned through Eastern and 15 credits must be 300-level or higher.

One of the two required BGS concentrations must be from a subject in the School of Arts and Sciences at Eastern.


3. ELECTIVES                                                                                                                                   as needed
Utilize previous credits here – no matter how long ago you took them, or apply for Credit for Lifelong Learning.


                                                                                                                                 Degree  Minimum 120 credits


Note:  Within the total 120 credits required for the bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 30 credits must be earned through Eastern coursework.  Students must complete 30 credits of coursework numbered 200-level or higher and 30 credits must be 300-level or higher. 

Students who transfer fewer than 75 credits must also meet Eastern’s University Writing Competency Requirements.