Environmental & Resource Management

Our undergraduate environmental & resource management program offers hands-on projects and coursework for students seeking to understand the scientific and technological aspects of byproducts, environmental health, sustainability and natural resource conservation. Graduates go on to be expert leaders and problem solvers who work with consulting firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations to solve the global environmental challenges of the future.

Degrees Offered

Environmental & Resource Management, BS

Application Deadlines*

December 1, 2014
2015 Spring semester (January)

March 1, 2015
2015 Summer session 1 (June)

March 1, 2015
2015 Summer session 2 (July)

May 1, 2015
2015 Fall semester (August)

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WUE eligible program

Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate

Financial Aid

ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

* These are the priority application deadlines for admission and merit-based scholarship consideration. Late applicants will be considered for university admission and financial aid, but programs with higher admission standards will give priority consideration to applications submitted by these dates. Please view important dates on the academic calendar.

Environmental & Resource Management, BS

Environmental & resource management is designed to provide graduates with the critical scientific, technical and management skills needed to solve the environmental challenges in today's highly regulated and competitive business climate. The curriculum includes courses in biology, chemistry, physics, advanced math, statistics and resource management. Building on this background, students take course work directly related to industry and environmental law including:

  • capstone project
  • environmental chemistry
  • environmental management
  • environmental regulations
  • international environmental management
  • occupational hygiene
  • project management
  • solid and hazardous waste management
  • technical communication
  • unit treatment technologies
  • water and wastewater treatment

A joint BS/MS degree option is available in which up to nine hours of the bachelor's degree may be applied toward the 33 hours required for the master's in environmental technology management. A special application is required for this option.

This major is eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program at the following location: Polytechnic campus. Students from Western states, who select this major and campus, may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

For complete program information, required classes and other details, see the major map.


Additional Program Fee: No

Career Outlook 

Graduates are prepared as environmental, health and safety professionals in industrial settings, for work in environmental regulatory agencies, or environmental engineering consulting firms. ERM graduates are firmly grounded in the scientific, technical and legal problems facing managers in today's business climate.

Example Careers 

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Architectural and Engineering Managers • Growth Rate*: 6.16% • Median Salary*: $ 122,190

Environmental Engineers • Growth Rate*: 30.62% • Median Salary*: $ 79,050

Fire Prevention and Protection Engineers • Growth Rate*: 10.28% • Median Salary*: $ 75,470

Water/Wastewater Engineers • Growth Rate*: 30.62% • Median Salary*: 79,050

Learn more about career outlook, example careers and average salaries.

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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