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Program Overview

Water Resources Management, Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)

The Water Resources Management program is designed to advance students with interest in the environmental sciences into the field of water resources and conservation. This degree is part of public administration and part water resources. There is a growing demand for jobs in the environmental field. These positions offer our graduates a chance at a “green” career with a purpose that makes a difference in the health and well-being of their community. With careers in water conservation, natural resources, environmental science, even agriculture, the opportunities are almost endless.


Florida Gateway College Online

Testing Entrance Requirements

Students must demonstrate competence in reading, math, or language through placement examination or by passing the appropriate reading, math or language courses, if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315. A student who does not achieve minimum scores will be required to take developmental educations classes in English, math, reading, and SLS 1501 the College Experience.


Classes are delivered online.


  • Tuition: $14,559.93
  • Lab Fees: $195
  • Online Fees/Books: $3,283
  • Total: $18,037.93


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Careers at a Glance

Starting Salaries

The median salary for Water and Wastewater Treatment Operators is $47,760. The median salary for Environmental Scientists and Specialists is $71,360. The median salary for Hydrologists is $81,270.

Employment Opportunities

A graduate possessing this degree can enter into the public sectors of state and federal governments managing watersheds, water management districts, wetland environments/preserves, etc. Those laboring in the fields of water and wastewater management can use this degree to advance their careers to the level of utility, city, or municipality managers

Students with active water or wastewater treatment operator
licenses may articulate experiential learning for college credit for further educational opportunities.

Program Details

Admission Requirements
  • Students must have a high school diploma or GED certificate and take a placement exam, if not exempt by the State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.0315.
  • Students must have completed an A.A. or related A.S. degree.
Program Guide & Syllabi

This program requires 121 credits.

Upon completion of A.A./A.S. and application to the program, can be completed in two years at full-time student status.