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Bachelor of Science Environmental Management


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

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.


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.


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 'required' courses below and at least one of the 'recommended' courses listed 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
      General Biology 1 and Lab (4 credits): BSC 2010 & 2010L

* Note: If you have satisfactorily completed all of the above required courses, but have not taken any of the recommended courses, you may be conditionally admitted to the program. 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.

Is there an in-person requirement?

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. Starting in Spring 2019, 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.


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.