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Environmental Resource Science Major

Environmental Resource Science Major

Available at: 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?

Coursework

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

See required Environmental Resource Science courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin.

Prepare

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
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Internships with local, state and federal agencies

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

Career Potential

  • Conservation Scientist
  • Ecologist
  • County Extension Agent
  • Field Sampling Supervisor
  • Soil Conservation
  • Water Pollution Investigator
  • Research Assistant
  • Industrial and Agricultural Waste

How do I pay for college?

Scholarships

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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