2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


Environmental Management, MEM

Requirements

The Master of Environmental Management is a two-year professional degree by coursework. This degree is designed to equip students with the skills needed to bridge the gaps between science, business and government, and for those individuals who plan to enter or re-enter the workforce upon graduation. The degree plan requires coursework in both the natural sciences and business, with a particular focus on the relationship between science, management and policy.

Students pursuing a Master of Environmental Management must complete at least 36 semester hours as follows:

Required (Core) Courses (30 semester hours)

The required core courses have been developed to account for a full range of physical, biological, societal, legal and economic principles essential for environmental problem solving. The core courses are generally designed to accommodate varying levels of knowledge.

BIOL 50103Terrestrial Ecosystems

3

or

BIOL 50703Ecology of Lakes and Streams

3

or

ENSC 50783Environmental Chemistry

3

 

GEOL 50493Physical Hydrology

3

ENSC 50693Natural Resources Compliance

3

ENSC 50703Environmental Compliance

3

ENSC 60011Literacy of Science Review

1

ENSC 60021Oral Examination

1

ENSC 60001Environmental Presentations

1

ENSC 60203Environmental Issues

3

ACCT 60010Financial Reporting

1.5

ACCT 60020Accounting for Managerial Planning and Control

1.5

MANA 60330Engaging and Empowering People

1.5

MANA 60340Leading and Guiding Organizations

1.5

MANA 60460Business Ethics

1.5

MANA 70610Essentials of Negotiation

1.5

Night option:

FINA 60013Management of Financial Resources

3

or

Day option:

FINA 70970Special Problems in Finance

1.00-20.00

INSC 60060Decision Models

1.5

Students may choose an alternative BIOL course in place of ENSC 50213 with the approval of the director of the program.

Substitutions for GEOL 50493, 50703 will not be allowed unless the student has had an upper-level equivalent course and the approval of the director of the program.

Students taking ACCT 60010 and ACCT 60020 must participate in a pre-semester workshop. Contact Neeley School Graduate Programs Office for information: 817-257-7991.

Night option is FINA 60013. Day option is FINA 70970 and INSC 60060

Specialization/Electives/Internship (6 semester hours)

In addition to the core courses, which are intended to provide a broad training in the field of environmental management, students choose two electives as part of their MEM degree plan. These electives may be grouped to form a "specialization," either within the sciences or business, but may include courses from other departments on the TCU campus. However, no more than three additional hours of business courses may be selected. The degree is restricted to a maximum of 15 hours of business courses.

In lieu of three hours of electives, students may choose to complete an internship with a company, government agency or national laboratory. The purpose of the internship program is to train and equip students for future careers as environmental professionals. It provides the opportunity for students to experience first-hand actual environmental challenges in government, industry, public interest groups and scientific research organizations. The program reaches beyond the campus to provide practical experience individually tailored to each student's academic goals and capabilities.

Part-time students who already work in their area of study may fulfill the internship requirement by working on a special project with their current employer. All projects require approval from the program director. At the conclusion of this internship, students must present a summary of their internship project(s) in both oral and written form.