Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Policy and Management

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Program at a Glance

  • Explore the relationship between public and private sectors and society, economics, and the environment.
  • Examine the latest case studies and research as you learn from faculty with expertise in the environmental and sustainability fields.
  • Shorten your path to a master's degree with the accelerated bachelor’s to master's option.
  • Develop competencies for management with a concentration in business foundations. 
Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Course Effort
15–18 Hours per Week
Course Length
10-Week Terms
Average Completion
4 years
Of Full-Time Study
Credits Required
(120 Semester Credits)
Cost per Credit

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management Overview

Pursue a path to sustainability with an environmental management degree. Purdue Global's Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management prepares you with the knowledge of environmental issues and policy that can make you an asset to employers in a variety of settings.

You will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the environmental policy-making process and develop the knowledge base to create and enforce policies in a variety of fields. This program is designed to teach you:

  • Research methods: Apply methods and tools to retrieve and analyze primary and secondary sources of information and data.
  • Socially responsible leadership: Apply principles of social responsibility to decision making.
  • Environmental management: Apply concepts, theories, and principles of environmental management to evaluate and recommend solutions for 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.

Accelerated Master's Degree Option

Complete both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately. While you earn your bachelor’s degree in environmental policy and management, you can work toward a Purdue Global master’s degree in one of the following areas:

  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Educational psychology
  • Higher education
  • Homeland security and emergency management
  • Human services
  • Instructional design and technology
  • Legal studies
  • Public administration
  • Psychology

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program. For accelerated master's degree option details and eligibility requirements, speak to an Advisor. 

Practical Experience

An optional internship enables you to gain valuable real-world experience while you earn your bachelor's degree.

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Earn your degree faster with our PME2Degree® program. Many occupations across each branch of the armed forces have been evaluated for credit toward a Purdue Global degree.

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Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Ways to Save

  • Transfer Credits

    Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

    Save Time and Money on Your Degree

  • Prior Work Experience

    You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

    Your Experience Counts

  • Financial Aid

    Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.

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  • Grants

    Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.

    Federal and State Grants

  • Corporate Partner Benefits

    Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

    Employee Savings and Benefits

  • Military Tuition Reduction

    55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.

    Tuition Savings for Military

  • Prior Military Experience

    We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.

    Credit for Military Training

  • International Tuition Reduction

    International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.

    International Tuition and Benefits

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What Courses Will I Take?

Courses focus on the environment in conjunction with science, economics, and policy.

In your first course, you’ll develop your degree plan with a faculty member to align your degree path with your career outcomes. Your program will culminate with a capstone course that builds upon all the courses taken in the program.

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Sample Courses
  • The Politics of Managing the Environment
  • Socially Responsible Leadership
  • The Economics of Environmental Management
  • The Global Environment
  • Constitutional Law

Program Requirements

  • Core Credits
  • Major Credits
  • Elective Credits
  • Total Credits

Concentration Requirements

  • Core Credits
  • Major Credits
  • Elective Credits
  • Concentration Credits
  • Total Credits
Career Opportunities

Expansion of green economy activity has created a cluster of new green economy jobs and related occupations.* Make an impact in the green economy with a degree program that can prepare you to pursue a range of careers in the environmental field.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Active Listening
  2. Critical Thinking 
  3. Reading Comprehension  
  4. Speaking 
  5. Complex Problem Solving

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 51% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 395 Faculty publications in 2021–2022
student at desk icon More Than 38,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

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*Green Jobs Growth: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Career Outlook, Green Growth: Employment Projections in Environmentally Focused Occupations,