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Bachelor of Science Environmental Management

WHY CHOOSE AN ONLINE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT DEGREE?

A sustainable future only happens when you commit to shape it. Dedicate your studies to a better environment, to better yourself.

College
Agricultural and Life Sciences
Degree Type
Bachelor of Science
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Science With a major in Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Science Major Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources

As more focus is placed on the earth, its resources and the impacts on our ecosystem, environmental science degrees are growing in demand. UF Online’s Environmental Management degree gives students a solid grounding in the areas of hydrology, soil science, pest management, water resources, and agricultural ecology. This equates to UF Environmental Management graduates prepared to excel in jobs with agricultural producers, consulting companies and government agencies involved in maintaining a sustainable environment.

With an environmental management degree, you can make an impact on the well-being and health of our planet and its people. From contaminated water, to air pollution levels, environmental managers can be leaders in the path to driving commerce and innovation forward in a sustainable manner. Graduates 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.

CAREER TRACKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

What professions will a degree in Environmental Management prepare me for?

  • Conservation Scientist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Conservation Officer
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Sustainability Consultant

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.



What are the admissions requirements for this major?

Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Applicants

Upper Division Transfer Applicants

Upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.0 overall GPA and completed all the 'required' prerequisite courses below and at least one of the 'recommended' courses prerequisite courses listed below with at least a 2.0 GPA:

*Required courses:

  • General Chemistry 1 and Lab (CHM 2045 & 2045L)
  • General Chemistry 2 and Lab (CHM 2046 & 2046L)
  • Survey of Calculus 1 (MAC 2233)

*At least 1 of the following recommended courses:

  • Introduction to Statistics 1 (STA 2023)
  • Introduction to Public Speaking (SPC 2608)
  • Biological Sciences and Lab (BSC 2005 & 2005L)
    OR
    General Biology 1 and Lab (BSC 2010 & 2010L)

*Note:

  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in prerequisite courses may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet prerequisites may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.

***If you're missing prerequisites, you may still qualify for admission to the program through conditional admission or the UF Online Ready program. For more information, please see "Additional Admissions Pathways" below.

Additional Admissions Pathways

Conditional Admission

    Applicants may be conditionally admitted to the program if they have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher and have satisfactorily completed 3 of the 4 prerequisites, including all of the required courses listed above. Students who are conditionally admitted will be required to successfully complete any missing courses by the end of their first year of enrollment in the degree program.

UF Online Ready

    This major participates in the UF Online Ready program, which allows a limited number of qualified applicants to complete specific missing prerequisites here in UF Online as degree-seeking students before enrolling in other UF Online courses. Admission is offered on a space-available basis.

    A student may be selected for UF Online Ready if they have:

  • 2 of the 4 prerequisites complete, including both General Chemistry 1 and Lab (CHM 2045 & 2045L) and General Chemistry 2 and Lab (CHM 2046 & 2046L).
  • 2.0 overall GPA

To learn more about this program, go to the UF Online Ready webpage.

Is there an in-person requirement?

Admitted freshman and lower division transfer students may register for their required chemistry lecture courses (CHM2045 and CHM2046) separately from their required chemistry labs (CHM2045L and CHM2046L). UF lecture courses are fully-online, whereas the UF labs are on campus (Gainesville, Florida) in a “bootcamp” format. For students unable to attend the “bootcamp” lab at UF, other options can be approved by the college. Specifically, this requirement can be completed through transient enrollment at a local state or community college either in face to face, hybrid “bootcamp”, or fully-online formats. Students will work with their CALS academic advisor to determine and plan for the format best for them.


WHY CHOOSE UF ONLINE?

At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

UF Online’s Environmental Management program opens the door to a variety of fascinating and rewarding careers, as well as a unique opportunity to create global change. Environmental Managers are expected to uncover important research and data that address issues affecting public health and the well-being of our ecosystem, all on an online setting for your convenience and for a fraction of the cost of comparable degree programs.

Designed for students whose commitments make traditional campus attendance impractical, our online program stands at the forefront, providing flexible academic options with the same elite faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same elite degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.