Environmental issues like global warming, air quality, and water scarcity are central to the safety, health, and security of our nation and its citizens. In University of Maryland Global Campus's hands-on Bachelor of Science in environmental management program, you'll learn to plan, implement, and control all facets of environmental management, using professional models and techniques.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021–2022 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

This program is also available as a minor.

About the Environmental Management Bachelor's Degree

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Use the risk assessment process (identify, analyze, eliminate, and control hazards and risk factors) to evaluate potential risks to human health, safety, and the environment in a variety of settings
  • Develop environmental management plans that comply with safety, health, and environmental regulations and policies; incorporate scientific principles; and manage risk to human health and the environment
  • Evaluate and use information and data obtained through field inspections, monitoring, and public and private data sources to assess risks to human health and the environment
  • Apply scientific knowledge and principles, quantitative methods, and technology to think critically and solve complex environmental management problems
  • Communicate orally and in writing on environmental issues, principles, and practices in a clear, well-organized manner that effectively informs or persuades interested parties
  • Identify and evaluate current and future air, water, land, and energy resource needs to make recommendations for sustainable solutions and practices

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Conduct risk assessments; collect, analyze, and interpret data; and characterize potential adverse effects of chemical, physical, and biological agents
  • Evaluate environmental and health hazards to formulate strategies for controlling hazards
  • Anticipate, recognize, and evaluate occupational hazards

Environmental Management Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Courses in the Major

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses

  • ENMT 301
  • BIOL 301
  • ENMT 303
  • 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; see Degree Focus tab

Related Required Courses

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

  • CHEM 297
  • MATH 115
  • STAT 200

Degree Focus

Choose from one of these recommended groups of classes or mix and match to align with your career goals and interests.

Toxicology and Hazard Control Focus

  • ENMT 306
  • ENMT 310
  • ENMT 380

Sustainability Focus

  • ENMT 360
  • ENMT 365
  • ENMT 405

General Education Requirements

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.

Career Preparation

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

Student Clubs and Organizations

    Type: Student organization
    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    The Environmental Management Club offers its members opportunities to communicate with professionals in environmental management through a variety of activities. Past activities include webinars with professionals and alumni in the field, field trips, assisting in local cleanups, newsletters, and a P3 grant competition.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Buy | GetEducated.com | 2014