Environmental Resource Management Minor

Managing our resources today with tomorrow in mind.

The Environmental Resource Management minor takes a scientific approach to resource conservation. Choose one of three tracks—Environmental, Soil, or Water—and learn the foundational science behind the sustainable management of these essential parts of our ecosystem.

Career paths: get to work for the future of the planet.

A minor in Environmental Resource Management helps prepare you for various careers in local, state, and federal government agencies, private-sector industries, and not-for-profit organizations.

The Environmental Resource Management minor is a great option if you:

  • love spending time outdoors in the field gathering data and monitoring environmental conditions
  • are passionate about conservation and sustainability
  • want to make a difference by solving real-world problems


For details on program requirements, suggested academic plan, and more, see the University Bulletin.

The ERM minor includes an introduction to calculations and problem-solving skills common to managing environmental resources, and allows students to select a wide variety of other ERM courses that cater to their strengths and interests. Students may also elect to take courses in environmental law, resource allocation and economics, and soil sustainability and management. 

Sample additional courses

  • Introductory Soil Science
  • Soil and Water Resource Management

Get started.

Students may apply for admission to the Environmental Resource Management minor by declaring the minor on LionPATH. For additional information, contact the Environmental Resource Management Program at 814-865-6942.

ERM students examining soil samples.
Students collecting water samples in the river.
Student and professor collecting pine forest soil samples.