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BS in Environmental Policy and Management

Purdue University Global's Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of positions in the environmental field. Read more about the Purdue University Global BS in Environmental Policy and Management program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements:

Students looking into this program should have leadership skills that can be built upon while in the program. They should also have an understanding of environmental issues we face today and have a desire to make the world a better place. The minimum requirements for admittance into the program include a high school diploma, GED, or the equivalent.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management program draws courses from several disciplines and gives students the opportunity to study a wide range of topics, including economics, ethics, environmental politics, business, law, culture, sustainability, and property rights. Students also have the chance to immerse themselves in real-world issues at the local, national, and global level. Students will focus students on environmental policy and research methods in the field. An accelerated master's degree option is available if students want to earn a more advanced degree at a faster pace.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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

Courses in this program will mesh science, economics, and environmental policy to help give students a well-rounded education. This degree culminates with a capstone course which will integrate everything the student has learned. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (95 credits)

  • LS 100: Introduction to the Law and Legal Profession
  • EM 101: Introduction to Environmental Policy and Management
  • EM 205: The Politics of Managing the Environment
  • MM 207: Statistics
  • PP 110: Ethics and Public Administration
  • PP 220: Socially Responsible Leadership
  • SC 225: Environmental Science - Ecosystems, Resources, and Carbon Footprints
  • EM 305: The Economics of Environmental Management
  • EM 410: The Global Environment
  • EM 430: Environmental Policy Analysis
  • LS 302: Environmental Law and Policy
  • LS 305: Constitutional Law
  • PA 301: Administrative Law
  • PP 310: Finance and Budgeting in the Public Sector
  • PP 420: Private and Public Sector Partnerships
  • PP 450: Program Evaluation
  • EM 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Environmental Policy and Management

Core Requirements (33 credits)

  • 100/200-level: General Education Courses (3 courses)
  • 100/200-level: Math Course
  • 200-level: Arts and Humanities Course
  • 200-level: Science Course
  • 200-level: Social Science Course

Open Elective Requirements (52 credits)

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Career Paths:

The Purdue University Global BS in Environmental Policy and Management program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of careers in both the public and private sectors. Student will have the opportunity to study environmental issues and learn how to participate in devising solutions and policy. Upon graduation, students could pursue several different careers in the environmental field.

Some of the positions graduates could pursue include:

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

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