B.S. in Environmental and Resource Management

Environmental and Resource Management

Application Deadlines

December 1 Spring semester (January)

March 1 Summer session 1 (June) and Summer session 2 (July)

May 1 Fall semester (August)

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.

WUE-Eligible Program

Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate. 
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Our undergraduate environmental and 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.

Students in the B.S. in Environmental and Resource Management degree have a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics that give them the skills to understand and manage key environmental technologies such as drinking water and wastewater treatment, hazardous and solid waste management, or industrial and mobile sources of air pollution. In all courses, they develop a knowledge of environmental and OSHA regulations which are critical to today’s environmental managers. They also examine international environmental issues and strategies to achieve sustainable development. Graduates with these skills are in high demand and can find work in industry, governmental regulatory agencies, environmental engineering firms, NGOs, or policy making organizations.

Accelerated Master’s Degree option

This degree is offered as an accelerated degree with the M.S. in Environmental & Resource Management and M.S.Tech in Technology (Environmental Technology Management). The accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree is designed to provide selected high-achieving students with the opportunity to combine advanced undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework and accelerate graduate degree completion. This program allow accelerated students to obtain a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years.

Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. Eligible students will be advised in their junior and senior years by their academic department to apply. To review eligibility requirements, please visit: Polytechnic School Accelerated Master’s Degree Programs

Poly-Environmental-Resource-Management-Larry-Olson-P4200066-aWestern Undergraduate Exchange Program

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 at a rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees. 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.

Professional licensure

ASU programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification are intended to prepare students for potential licensure or certification in Arizona. Completion of an ASU program may not meet educational requirements for licensure or certification in another state. For more information, students should visit the ASU professional licensure webpage.

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).