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BS in Environmental Policy and Management

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the environmental field. Courses focus on environmental issues, management, and policy. Read more about the Kaplan University Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management program is an interdisciplinary program with a focus on environmental issues and policy. The core curriculum includes courses in environmental management, science, policy, and economics. Students who enroll in the program have the opportunity to examine the interrelationship between public and private sectors and society, economics, and the environment.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Environmental Management

  • EM 101: Introduction to Environmental Policy and Management (5 credits)
  • EM 205: The Politics of Managing the Environment (5 credits)
  • EM 305: The Economics of Environmental Management (6 credits)
  • EM 410: The Global Environment (6 credits)
  • EM 430: Environmental Policy Analysis (6 credits)
  • EM 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Environmental Policy and Management (6 credits)

Legal Studies

  • LS 100: Eight Skills of the Effective Legal Studies Student (5 credits)
  • LS 302: Advanced Environmental Law and Policy (6 credits)

Public Policy

  • PP 110: Ethics and Public Administration (5 credits)
  • PP 201: Introduction to Policy Making (5 credits)
  • PP 205: Introduction to Administrative Law (5 credits)
  • PP 220: Socially Responsible Leadership (5 credits)
  • PP 310: Finance and Budgeting in the Public Sector (6 credits)
  • PP 420: Private and Public Sector Partnerships (6 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (6 credits):
    • PP 450: Program Evaluation
    • PP 460: Grant Writing

Other

  • MM 207: Statistics (5 credits)
  • SC 225: Environmental Science - Ecosystems, Resources, and Carbon Footprints (5 credits)

Core Requirements and Electives

  • 100/200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
  • 100/200-level: Mathematics Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Arts and Humanities Course (6 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Physical Science Course (6 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Social Science Course (6 credits)
  • Open Electives (54 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Kaplan University BS in Environmental Policy and Management program is designed to prepare students to pursue a wide range of careers in the environmental field. Prior to graduation, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in real-world environmental issues and gain a thorough understanding of environmental science and sustainability.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Compliance specialist
  • Conservation land manager
  • Corporate environmental specialist
  • Energy advisor
  • Environmental policy advisor
  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Policy and planning consultant
  • Sustainability coordinator
  • Waste management specialist

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