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Environmental and Resource Management Program

ERM Programs at a Glance

Undergraduate Degree


Our undergraduate environmental and resource management program offers hands-on projects and coursework for students seeking to understand the scientific and technological aspects of byproducts, environmental health, sustainability and natural resource conservation. Graduates go on to be expert leaders and problem solvers who work with consulting firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations to solve the global environmental challenges of the future.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Environmental and Resource Management

Graduate degrees

Poly-Environmental-Resource-Management-Larry-Olson-HazMat-Photo-aThe M.S. in Environmental and Resource Management degree provides students with a background in the sciences, engineering, environmental science, natural resource management, environmental health and safety, or other affiliated areas with the regulatory and technical background to mitigate the environmental impact of industrial sources of pollution, ensure compliance with environmental regulations, and manage and preserve natural ecosystems.The curriculum focuses on areas such as environmental law, air pollution, soil and groundwater contamination, environmental toxicology, hazardous waste management, natural resources, worker health and safety, and international environmental laws and policies. Graduates are employed by manufacturing and mining industries, federal, state and local environmental agencies, environmental engineering firms, international agencies such as the UN and World Bank, and NGOs.

Master of Science (M.S.)
Environmental and Resource Management


Poly-Environmental-Resource-Management-Larry-Olson-P3120078-aThe Master of Science in Technology degree with a concentration in Environmental Technology Management provides environmental, health and safety professionals with a firm understanding of the scientific, technical and legal problems facing managers in today’s business climate. Graduates are prepared for work in industrial settings, utilities, environmental regulatory agencies, environmental engineering or industrial hygiene consulting firms, and NGOs or other agencies involved with environmental management.Students can focus their studies on the following areas:

  • Emergency management
  • Environmental management
  • International environmental management and sustainable development

Working professionals are able to access all graduate level ERM classes via web based distance learning. Face-to-face classes are also available at the Polytechnic campus. Although all classes can be done at a distance, the program is categorized as campus-based.

Master of Science in Technology (M.S. Tech)
Environmental Technology Management