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Online Bachelor's Degree

Environmental Management

Environmental Management
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
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Manage emergencies and resources to avert disaster with an online environmental management degree.

With an online bachelor’s degree in environmental management from UMGC, you will learn to plan, implement, evaluate, and improve environmental programs using professional models and techniques. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, combines theories with real-world applications. Join a team that is passionate about learning how to tackle the environmental issues impacting the world today—including climate change, air quality, and water resources.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33 Credits

  • (3 Credits, ENMT 301)
  • (3 Credits, BIOL 301)
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 303)
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 307)
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 321)
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 322)
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 340)
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 495)
  • Any upper-level ENMT courses (9 credits): Focused study in either toxicology and hazard control or sustainability is recommended

Related Required Courses

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements:

  • (3 Credits, CHEM 297)
  • (3 Credits, MATH 115)
  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)

Degree Focus

  • To align with the 9-credit upper-level requirement listed above, we recommend that you choose from one of the following groups of classes below to align with your career interests.
Toxicology & Hazard Control
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 306)
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 310)
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 380)
Sustainability
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 360)
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 365)
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 405)

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees.

Minor and Elective Courses: 46 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (3 Credits, PACE 111S) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
5 (3 Credits, CHEM 297) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences; Major
6 (3 Credits, ENMT 301) Major
7 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
8 (3 Credits, MATH 115) General Education: Math; Major
9 (3 Credits, IFSM 300) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
10 (3 Credits, BIOL 301) Major
11 (3 Credits, HUMN 100) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 (3 Credits, STAT 200) Major
16 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 (3 Credits, ENMT 303) Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 (3 Credits, ENMT 307) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 (3 Credits, ENMT 321) Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 (3 Credits, ENMT 322) Major
24 (3 Credits, WRTG 393) General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 (3 Credits, ENMT 340) Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:

Sustainability: (3 Credits, ENMT 360)
Toxicology and Hazard Control: (3 Credits, ENMT 306)
Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:

Sustainability: (3 Credits, ENMT 365)
Toxicology and Hazard Control: (3 Credits, ENMT 310)
Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:

Sustainability: (3 Credits, ENMT 405)
Toxicology and Hazard Control:  (3 Credits, ENMT 380)
Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 (3 Credits, ENMT 495) Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective
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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you to mitigate environmental management issues, including air pollution, water pollution, solid waste, and hazardous waste.

134K
Jobs in Environmental Consulting
There are more than 134,000 people employed in the environmental consulting industry in the United States as of 2020.
Source: IBIS World | “Environmental Consulting in the US Employment Statistics 2005-2026" | 2020

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