Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management
Description and Outcomes
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management program offers an interdisciplinary opportunity to study environmental issues and policy from a perspective that explores the interrelationship between public and private sectors and society, economics, and the environment. The program focuses on the environment in conjunction with a set of core courses in science, economics, and policy. You will delve into concepts of economics, ethics and values, environmental politics, business, law, culture, and property rights, in addition to studying the science of the environment and sustainability. You will study how institutions in society, including government, business, and nonprofits, all participate in devising solutions to environmental issues.
This interdisciplinary program draws courses and faculty from disciplines across Purdue Global including business, arts and sciences, health sciences, and legal studies. The program has been designed to immerse you in the real problems and issues concerning the environment. In addition, you are presented with opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving as you apply concepts and methods to solve issues at the local, national, and global levels.
If you have already completed an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, you may be eligible for degree requirements to be waived and replaced with advanced start credit. Refer to Advanced Start Credit in Bachelor’s Degrees in the Prior Learning Assessment section for details.
Accelerated Master's Degree Options
If you are interested in earning a master's degree in human services, legal studies, psychology, or public administration, consider an accelerated master's degree option. Refer to the Progression Requirements section for details.
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
- Research Methods: Apply methods and tools to retrieve, analyze, and utilize primary and secondary sources of information and data.
- Socially Responsible Leadership: Apply principles of social responsibility to decision-making actions and interactions.
- Environmental Management: Apply concepts, theories, and principles of environmental management to evaluate and recommend solutions to managing the environment.
- Environmental Policy and Law: Assess environmental policy and its impact on local, state, and national systems and communities.
- Global Environmental Issues: Analyze issues of the environment within the context of the global arena.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the General Education and Professional Competency Requirements section of this Catalog.
This program is subject to minimum enrollments. If minimum enrollments are not met, you will be asked to enroll in a subsequent term.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not reviewed the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions, nor intended the program to meet such requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.
|CM107||🌐 College Composition I||5|
|CM220||🌐 College Composition II||5|
|CS212||🌐 Communicating Professionalism||5|
|SC225||Environmental Science - Ecosystems, Resources, and Carbon Footprints||5|
|100/200 Level||Arts and Humanities Requirement 1||5|
|100/200 Level||Science Requirement 1||5|
|100/200 Level||Social Science Requirement 1||5|
|100/200 Level||General Education Elective||5|
|Total Core Requirements||45|
|LS100||Introduction to the Law and Legal Profession 2||5|
|EM101||Introduction to Environmental Policy and Management||5|
|EM205||The Politics of Managing the Environment 2||5|
|PP110||Ethics and Public Administration 2||5|
|PP220||Socially Responsible Leadership 2||5|
|EM305||The Economics of Environmental Management||6|
|EM410||The Global Environment||6|
|EM430||Environmental Policy Analysis||6|
|LS302||Environmental Law and Policy||6|
|PP310||Finance and Budgeting in the Public Sector||6|
|PP420||Private and Public Sector Partnerships||6|
|EM499||Bachelor's Capstone in Environmental Policy and Management||6|
|Total Major Requirements||85|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|Open Electives 3||50|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||50|
For options to fulfill this requirement, see the corresponding literacy in General Education and Professional Competency Requirements.
These degree requirements can be waived for students who are eligible for advanced start credit with a prior degree. See Advanced Start Credit in Bachelor’s Degrees in the Prior Learning Assessment section for details.
Eligible students who choose to complete the accelerated master's degree option will take four graduate-level courses in addition to selected undergraduate electives.