Many students who pursue natural or social science majors find their first employment in Environmental Consulting. To be competitive in this field, applicants require an interdisciplinary background (e.g., communication, policy, management) and professional consulting experience. To better prepare Mason’s graduates for this career field and to streamline the transition from the classroom into the workforce, the Department of Environmental Science and Policy offers a minor in Environmental Consulting. This minor includes classes in communication, technical writing, applied environmental science, environmental law, and business management and is finalized with a capstone course and an internship with local consulting companies.
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00.
For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Total credits: 19
|EVPP 377||Applied Ecology||3|
|EVPP 490||Special Topics in Environmental Science and Policy (when the topic is "Principles of Environmental Law")||3|
|or EVPP 362||Intermediate Environmental Policy|
|COMM 320||Business and Professional Communication||3|
|or COMM 335||Organizational Communication|
|ENGH 388||Professional and Technical Writing||3|
|MBUS 306||Managing Projects and Operations||3|
Capstone and Internship Requirement
|EVPP 490||Special Topics in Environmental Science and Policy (when the topic is "Environmental Consulting")||1|
|or COMM 450||Internship in Communication|