Environmental Resource Science

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.


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

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
  • Participate in student clubs and organizations
  • Internships with local, state and federal agencies
  • Study abroad opportunities

Learn more

Visit the department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

Interested in transferring to our extended campus?
Learn more about UGA-Griffin.

Prospective Student Contact

Jessica Barb
Jessica Barb Assistant Research Scientist | Plant breeding and genetics, crimson clover

Current Student Contact

Mary Formo
Mary Formo Director of Advising and Curriculum Support
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs Crop & Soil Sciences

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Environmental Resource Science*

Environmental Resource Science major outcomes for 2019: 25% employed full-time, 25% employed part-time, 25% 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 Resource Science.


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

Career Potential

  • Conservation Scientist
  • Ecologist
  • Extension Agent
  • Field Sampling Supervisor
  • Greenhouse Assistant
  • Senior Agricultural Specialist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Water Pollution Investigator

Median Entry-Level Salary



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.