Environmental Resource Science Major

Environmental Resource Science Major

Available at: Athens Griffin

The Environmental Resource Science major builds a strong foundation in basic and applied sciences. Students learn about the impact of collaboration of sciences on the environment and urban areas. Graduates of this program will obtain problem-solving skills and practical knowledge that prepares them for career opportunities in environmental research laboratories, environmental consulting firms, government, environmental horticulture production and management positions. 

What does an Environmental Resource Science major study?


View the required Environmental Resource Science courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.

Students wishing to attend classes on the Griffin campus need to complete their 1000-2000 level courses prior to transferring to UGA.


To prepare for courses to earn an Environmental Resource Science degree we recommend you:

  • Participate in traditional agricultural extracurricular activities, such as 4-H and FFA
  • Participate in local science fairs
  • Participate in school or community science-based clubs
  • Take as many available math and science courses prior to attending UGA

What can an Environmental Resource Science student do outside of class?

Hands-On Learning

  • Undergraduate research opportunities in areas like turfgrass, small grain breeding, turfgrass physiology, turfgrass pest management or chemical analysis of soil and water
  • Labs in the classroom and the field
  • Internships with local, state and federal agencies
  • Study abroad opportunities

What jobs can I get with an Environmental Resource Science degree?

Environmental Resource Science

Career Potential

  • Conservation Scientist
  • Ecologist
  • Extension Agent
  • Field Sampling Supervisor
  • Greenhouse Assistant
  • Soil Conservation
  • Water Pollution Investigator

Entry-Level Salary

$30,000 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.