Environmental Science and Technology: Concentration in Ecological Technology Design (ENST)College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
1457 Animal Sciences Building, 301-405-1193
Chair: W. Bowerman (Prof & Chair)
Professors: F. Coale (Prof, Prof & Dir), R. Harrell (Prof & Dir), R. Hill (Prof), B. James (Prof & Dir, Affiliate Prof), M. Rabenhorst (Prof), A. Shirmohammadi (Prof, Affiliate Prof, Prof & Assoc Dean), R. Weil (Prof)
Associate Professors: A. Baldwin (Assoc Prof), G. Felton (Assoc Prof), P. Kangas (Assoc Prof), B. Momen (Assoc Prof), B. Needelman (Assoc Prof), D. Tilley (Assoc Prof)
Assistant Professors: S. Lansing (Asst Prof), P. Leisnham (Asst Prof), W. Peer (Asst Prof), S. Yarwood (Asst Prof)
Lecturers: J. Goger (Lecturer), J. Murrow (Lecturer)
Affiliate Professors: M. Kearney (Prof, Affiliate Prof)
Adjunct Associate Professors: E. Landa (Adjunct Prof)
Professors Emeriti: D. Fanning (Prof Emeritus), R. Weismiller (Prof Emeritus)
The ENST concentration in Ecological Technology Design prepares students for integrating natural systems with the built environment to solve environmental problems while achieving economic, ecological and social sustainability. The science and applications of using natural systems, processes and organisms to address environmental issues has evolved during the last few decades to a mature level whereby there are strong employment opportunities for graduates that are cross-educated in ecology and technology. Examples of eco-technological applications include restoration of urban and rural streams, creation of wastewater treatment wetlands, design of raingardens and bioretention systems for low-impact stormwater management, design of eco-industrial parks, life cycle assessment of products for improved environmental performance, bioremediation and phytoremediation of contaminated groundwater, ecological systems for by-product recovery, and filtration of contaminated air with bioreactors. The curriculum consists of a broad set of background courses in environmental science, electives in applications of Ecological Technology Design, and upper-level courses that synthesize the major. Hands-on design experience is included in required internship and practicum courses.
Requirements for the Major
This program requires a total of 120 credit for a Bachelor of Science, including the general education program course credits, required major credits; Technology and Ecosystem elective credits, and free elective credits.
Science and Math Fundamentals Required (50 credits):
Depth (9 credits):
Computational Techniques (1 course - 3 credits):
Assessment and Measurement (1 course-3 credits):
Applications (2 courses - 6 credits):
Technology and Ecosystem Electives
Ecosystem Electives (at least 6 credits1):
1Courses satisfying restricted elective requirements can NOT count for Technology or Ecosystem electives. Also, Technology electives cannot be double-counted as Ecosystem electives, and vice-versa.
The ENST Department has mandatory advising for each of its concentration. Students are required to meet with their advisor at least twice a year.