Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Policy and Management
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.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
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
- Educational psychology
- Higher education
- Homeland security and emergency management
- Human services
- Instructional design and technology
- Legal studies
- Public administration
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.
An optional internship enables you to gain valuable real-world experience while you earn your bachelor's degree.
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.How Many Credits Have You Earned?
Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Prior Work Experience
You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
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.See All Environmental Policy Courses
- The Politics of Managing the Environment
- Socially Responsible Leadership
- The Economics of Environmental Management
- The Global Environment
- Constitutional Law
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits85
- Elective Credits50
- Total Credits180
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits85
- Elective Credits30
- Concentration Credits20
- Total Credits180
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:
- Active Listening
- Critical Thinking
- Reading Comprehension
- 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.View Legal Studies Faculty Directory
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, www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2022/data-on-display/green-growth.htm.