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Online Bachelor's Degree

Environmental Management

Environmental Management
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $250 per credit
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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)
  • ENMT 303
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 307)
  • ENMT 321
  • ENMT 322
  • ENMT 340
  • 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
  • ENMT 306
  • ENMT 310
  • ENMT 380
  • ENMT 360
  • (3 Credits, ENMT 365)
  • ENMT 405

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(3 Credits, PACE 111S)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
General Education: Communication
(3 Credits, CHEM 297)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences; Major
(3 Credits, ENMT 301)
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
(3 Credits, MATH 115)
General Education: Math; Major
(3 Credits, IFSM 300)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(3 Credits, BIOL 301)
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
(4 Credits, BIOL 103)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
(3 Credits, BEHS 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
(3 Credits, ARTH 334)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
(3 Credits, STAT 200)
(3 Credits, ECON 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 ENMT 303 Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, ENMT 307)
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 ENMT 321 Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 ENMT 322 Major
(3 Credits, WRTG 393)
General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 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: ENMT 360
Toxicology and Hazard Control: ENMT 306
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:

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

Sustainability: ENMT 405
Toxicology and Hazard Control: ENMT 380
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 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.

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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Environmental Awareness Club

The Environmental Awareness Club offers opportunities to interact with professionals in environmental management. Activities have included webinars with professionals and alumni in the field, field trips, assisting in local cleanups, newsletters, and a P3 grant competition. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff members. Students and alumni can join the Environmental Awareness Club group on CareerQuest.  

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