Environmental Economics and Management Major

Environmental Economics and Management Major

Available at: Athens

The Environmental Economics and Management major prepares students for public and private positions in natural and environmental resource analysis and management. Students in this major receive training in resource economics, environmental economics, economic theory and quantitative decisions making techniques. Through working with their faculty advisor, students may choose to specialize in a particular area of natural and environmental resource management, including water resource management, conservation, regional or community development, or management of public or private resources. The courses within this major provide students with the necessary background to work effectively with professionals in many fields. 

What does an Environmental Economics and Management Major Study?


View the course plan below for a typical course sequence of an Environmental Economics and Management major. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.

See required Environmental Economics and Management courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin.


To prepare for courses to earn an Environmental Economics and Management degree we recommend you:

  • Take any available environmental science courses
  • Take available economics and management courses
  • Take a pre-calculus course
  • Work a part-time job related to natural resource management (parks and recreation, landscaping, erosion control, etc.)
  • Volunteer for a non-profit natural resource or environmental organization
  • Join a local school or community natural resource or environmental club

What can an Environmental Economics and Management student do outside of class?

Hands-On Learning

  • Labs
  • Service Learning Courses
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Special projects related to your specific area of interest
  • Internships (private companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations)
  • Study abroad opportunities

What jobs can I get with an Environmental Economics and Management degree?

Environmental Economics and Management

Career Potential

  • Government analyst
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Planning
  • Environmental Policy
  • Research Technician
  • Lawyer
  • Extension Agent

Entry-Level Salary

$45,000 to $60,000

How do I pay for college?


Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

Go to CAES Scholarships.

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.

  • CAES Office of Academic Affairs
  • 102 Conner Hall
  • Athens, Georgia 30602
  • 706-542-1611

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