James Madison University
Department of Integrated Science and Technology concentration
Sectors > Environment

Environment Sector

The Environment Sector of the Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) Program prepares students to apply an integrated understanding of environmental science and technology to practical, real-world problems. Graduates comprehend the technical and social aspects of environmental issues, take a systems approach to the analysis of particular environmental management problems, and select and apply the appropriate information, procedures, and tools for each environmental challenge they encounter. The Environment teaching team includes many faculty members from the ISAT Department representing diverse backgrounds and research interests.

ISAT students pursuing Environment must take four 400-level Environment courses (ISAT 420-429 or ISAT 471). One of these may be substituted by another course (ISAT or otherwise) approved by the Environment Sector Advisor, Dr. Steven P. Frysinger. Dual concentrations are encouraged, and a course from another sector is often approved toward this end.

ISAT Environment graduates have many career possibilities in government and industry, and also have very diverse graduate study opportunities.


  • January 28
    7:00 p.m.
    Steve Gaffney, JMU alum and nationally recognized speaker presents, "Honest Communication: Learn how to become a leader in your career.”
    ISAT 259
  • January 31
    9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Women in Leadership Conference
    HHS 2301
  • February 9
    7:00 p.m.
    Faraday Lecture Series: Dr. Michael Littman presents, “The value of historical re-creation in understanding how we know and what we know.”
    ISAT/CS 259
  • February 14
  • March 9-13
    Spring Break.
  • April 17
    Senior Capstone Event
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