Environmental Management Systems | LSU Majors

Environmental Management Systems

You are passionate about the environment and want to promote good stewardship of the earth.

About Environmental Management Systems

This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to participate in the environmental community in areas such as federal and local environmental regulations, land use planning, soil and water conservation, coastal restoration, and agricultural management.

Concentrations Available:

  • Environmental Analysis and Risk Management: Gain knowledge and practical understanding of chemistry, microbiology, land use planning, site investigation techniques, risk assessment, and federal and local environmental regulation.
  • Policy Analysis: Learn about the role and scope of state and federal regulatory agencies, environmental laws and regulations, mechanisms for implementation of regulations, compliance with regulations, environmental permitting, the role of risk assessment in decision making, and land use planning.
  • Resource Conservation: Learn about the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soils, soil and water conservation and associated federal programs, coastal restoration, soil/plant relationships, fundamentals of forestry, wildlife and agricultural management, land use planning soil and water assessment and remediation principles, and ecological risk assessment.

Possible Careers

  • Air quality control specialist 
  • Conservationist
  • Environmental analyst/manager 
  • Environmental project coordinator 
  • Sustainability manager

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 2.0 GPA in all coursework (2.5 GPA for transfer)
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA in courses toward degree requirements
  • grade of "C" or better in ENGL 1001 and MATH 1021 or higher

Senior College

College of Agriculture


B.S., Bachelor of Science

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Science:  Medium Intensity
  • Agriculture:  Low Intensity
  • Business & Economics:  Low Intensity
  • Communication:  Low Intensity
  • Electives:  Low Intensity
  • Math:  Low Intensity
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Related Majors

Academic Common Market Available