Environmental Economics and Management

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.

Program Overview


See required Environmental Economics and Management courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.


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

Hands-On Learning

  • Labs
  • Service learning courses
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Special projects related to your specific area of interest
  • Participate in student clubs and organizations
  • Internships (private companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations)
  • Study abroad opportunities

Learn more

Visit the department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Prospective Student Contact

Jeffrey D. Mullen
Jeffrey D. Mullen Associate Professor & Undergrad Coordinator
Agricultural & Applied Economics Animal Waste Awareness in Research and Extension

Current Student Contact

Whitney Jones
Whitney Jones Academic Advisor
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs Agricultural & Applied Economics

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Environmental Economics and Management*

Environmental Economics and Management major outcomes for 2019: 56% employed full-time, 37% attending graduate school

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The charts above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. Read more detailed Career Outcomes information for Environmental Economics and Management.


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

Career Potential

  • Corporate Responsibility Coordinator
  • Data Scientist
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Economist
  • Environmental Underwriter
  • Project Coordinator
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Law School

2022 Median Pay

  • Data Scientist - $103,500
  • Environmental Consultant - $76,480
  • Environmental Analyst - $76,480
  • Environmental Economist - $113,940
  • Lawyer - $135,740

Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook


How do I pay for college?


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

CAES Scholarships


Financial Aid

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