Tom Cheesbrough, Head
Department of Biology and Microbiology
West Hall 115
Professor Cheesbrough, Head; Professors Bleakley, Cochrane, Dieter, Erickson, Gibbons, Granholm, Henebry, Hildreth, Johnston, Kayongo-Male, Larson, Reese, Ruffolo, Sutton, Troelstrup, West, Yen; Professors Emeriti Chen, Evenson, Haertel, Hugghins, McMullen, Morgan, Myers, Peterson, Pengra, Whalen; Associate Professors Brozel, Gibson, Gilmanov, Krueger, Li, Pedersen, Wake, Wang, Young; Associate Professor Emeritus Morrill; Assistant Professors Auger, Kaushik, Xu; Instructors Ellis, Hill, Ladonski, Lenertz, McCutcheon, Warren; Adjunct faculty G. Bush (Identity Genetics), E. Butler (Igne), J. Butler (USFS), Chase (Vet.Sci.), Diggins (Augustana), Fennell (HFLP), Francis (Vet.Sci.), German (WRI), Henry (USDSU), Johnson (PS), McFarland (ARS), Matzner (Augustana), Nelson (Vet.Sci.), Reidel (NGIRL-USDA), Rietz (Brookings Medical Clinic), Steece (CUC), Specker (FFS), Todd.
The Environmental Management Major is designed to prepare students for careers in government, industry, consulting and graduate study in environmental science or management. Students receive a strong background of core courses in biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, mathematics, physics, soils, and statistics. During the sophomore year, students participate in discussions with working professionals. These discussions serve to guide students toward a particular area of environmental science. Students work closely with their adviser to design a program of study leading toward a particular career objective. A broad selection of elective courses provides flexibility for development of specialization within a particular focus area. A senior seminar and capstone course in integrated natural resource management provide work related experience for graduating senior students. Students are strongly encouraged to cultivate working relationships with prospective employers throughout their program. A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in the major and chemistry courses.