Water Emphasis Major - Core Courses

Junior Year

BIOLOGY 257: Introduction to Ecology

A survey of ecosystems and animal and plant populations and communities. Topics include review of the Earth's major biomes and the physical factors that influence them, the ecology and evolution of populations, the nature of biotic communities, the structure and function of ecosystems, and the status and protection of biodiversity. Three hours of lecture per week. Optional field trip. Offered every semester.

FNBSLW 341: Business and Commercial Law

An introduction to business and the law. Includes topics such as legal systems, court procedure, business torts and crimes, contracts and related areas of the Uniform Commercial Code, government regulation of business, and the ethical and legal rights and duties of individuals and businesses in our society.

BIOLOGY 370: Aquatic Biology

The study of aquatic environment, its fauna, flora and general ecology. The laboratory will emphasize the taxonomic study of aquatic organisms.

MARKTNG 311: Principles of Marketing

A study of the activities involved in the distribution of goods and services in a system-analysis framework. Examines consumer buying behavior and marketing functions within the firm. Investigates constraints imposed on decision makers and evaluates the performance of marketing in terms of social and economic efficiency.

ITSCM 306: Operations Management

The study of contemporary theory, methods and procedures used to manage the production/operations (P/OM) function in service and manufacturing organizations. Included is a thorough overview of the qualitative and quantitative methods used by managers in making the decisions needed to effectively and efficiently transform resource inputs into goods and services.

FNBSLW 344: Business Finance

Problems of financing long-run funds requirements of the business enterprise to include reserve and dividend policies, promotion, expansion, combination of business, planning, planning of capital structure, legal forms of business enterprise.

GEOGRPY 252: Human Environmental Problems

An introduction to environmental problems and their complexities. Attention is given to alternative solutions to such problems and the implications these alternatives have for the total environment. The course emphasizes the evaluation of the interrelationships between the environmental resource demands of people and the actual resource base of the earth.

Senior Year

MANGEMNT 301: Organizational Behavior

A study of the intraorganizational behavior and attitudes of people in an organizational setting; the organization's effect on perceptions, feelings, and actions; and the consequences of behavior on the organization, particularly how it affects the achievement of the organization's purposes.

SCIBUS 485: Integrated Science/Business Senior Project

Students will design a senior project in consultation with a pair of faculty, one from science, the other from management, along with a Project Review Panel made-up of other faculty and representatives from the scientific/business community. Prereq: completion of an SBIM internship.

SCIBUS 493: Integrated Science/Business Internship

The internship is a required course for which students receive credit for work experience outside the university setting. With the assistance of an SBIM advisor, a student will establish an agreement with a laboratory, company, or other appropriate organization concerning the job description and hours. Prereq: at least 30 credits toward the major.

ITBE 353: Business Communication

Instruction in and application of the principles and practices of communication used in business and the professions. This includes the writing of short and long reports, letters, and memos as well as the sending and receiving of oral and nonverbal messages-special attention is given to oral presentations. Basic language skills are emphasized.

MANGEMNT 489: Administrative Policy

This course emphasizes management issues and practices from a top management perspective. Students learn theories and skills relevant to the strategic management of organizations, including the ability to assess the external and internal environments of the organization, strategy formulation and implementation.

GEOGRPY 323: Water Resources

Class will investigate the pathways and processes of water transfer and storage in the many reservoirs on earth, along with the impact of human activities on water quality and fluxes. Detail is given to shallow groundwater monitoring and soil indicators of saturation for wetland delineation, anthropogenic effects on streams and land use issues related to water quality. Field trips normally taken.