Why an Environmental Management Degree?

This online environmental management degree gives students a solid grounding in the areas of hydrology, soil science, pest management, water resources, and agricultural ecology so that graduates can find jobs with agricultural producers, consulting companies and government agencies involved in maintaining a sustainable environment.

Students can look forward to careers in various fields in the agricultural, environmental and natural sciences sectors such as sustainable food and fiber production, environmental policy and analysis, water resources, energy resources, soil conservation, stewardship of natural resources, pollution management and international development.

In addition to completing all university, college and general degree requirements, students enrolled in the Environmental Management program will have the opportunity to take a number of core courses, including Natural Resource Policy and Economics, Environmental Nutrient Management and Environmental Biogeochemistry along with several approved electives such as Economics, The World of Water and Environmental Monitoring Techniques.

Degree Details
College Agricultural and Life Sciences
Degree TypeBachelor of Science
Diploma TitleBachelor of Science
With a major in Interdisciplinary Studies
Concentration Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Transcript TitleBachelor of Science
Major Interdisciplinary Studies
Concentration Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Is there a face-to-face requirement for this major?

If you are a freshman or lower division transfer student, then you must take the required chemistry labs (CHM2045L and CHM2046L) face to face. (If you are an upper division transfer student, please see the criteria for competitive transfer applicants section below -- you will need to have completed these courses before enrolling). Students admitted in spring 2017 and later will work with their advisor to identify the best way to fulfill these face to face requirements.

Options may include but are not limited to taking the labs at one of the following:

  1. Elsewhere in the State University or State College Systems
  2. At other regionally-accredited institutions (check with your advisor before registering to make sure the credits transfer)
  3. On UF’s campus in Gainesville during a regular semester (space permitting)
  4. Starting in Spring 2018, at bootcamp-style labs offered by UF in Gainesville

Note: Upper division transfer students are required to have successfully completed these courses before enrolling at UF so this requirement will have been fulfilled prior to admission for those students.

What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

Competitive upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.0 overall GPA and completed all the below “required’ courses below and at least 1 of the 3 “recommended” courses below:

  • Required:
    • General Chemistry 1 and Lab (4 credits): CHM 2045 & 2045L
    • General Chemistry 2 and Lab (4 credits): CHM 2046 & 2046L
    • Survey of Calculus 1 (3 credits): MAC 2233
  • Recommended:*
    • Introduction to Statistics 1 (3 credits): STA 2023
    • Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credits): SPC 2608
    • Biological Sciences and Lab (4 credits): BSC 2005 & 2005L
      OR
      General Biology 1 and Lab (4 credits): BSC 2010 & 2010L

* Note: If you have satisfactorily completed all of the above required courses, but are missing the recommended course, you may be conditionally admitted to the program. Students who are conditionally admitted will be required to successfully complete the missing course(s) by the end of their first term of enrollment.

Tuition & Fees

Invest in yourself and your future by earning a degree at UF. The university ranks third in both Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2013) and on the Fiske Guide to Colleges list of “Best Buys Among Publics (2014).

$12918

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$111.92

Fees*:
$17.26


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour.

$55262

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$500.00

Fees*:
$52.62


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour. Non-Florida residents also pay an additional $35.36 Non-FL Resident Financial Aid fee per credit hour.

The non-Florida resident tuition is market based and program specific.

The University of Florida ranks among the top 15 of the nation's best public universities.

"Top Colleges 2014: Public Colleges," Forbes, 2014