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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management

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Pursue a path to sustainability by acquiring green-related knowledge and skills that could make you an asset to employers in a variety of settings.* Our Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management degree offers an interdisciplinary opportunity to study environmental issues and policy by exploring the interrelationship between public and private sectors and society, economics, and the environment.

Explore the latest case studies, research, and knowledge as you learn from professors with real-world expertise in the environmental and sustainability fields. And enjoy collaborating with professors and classmates via live seminars, discussions boards, and one-on-one instructor interaction.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management Program Highlights

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, 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 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
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Fast Track to Your Master’s Degree

Eligible students in this bachelor's degree program who want to continue on to pursue a master's degree  within an area of legal studies may be interested in the accelerated master's degree option. Students complete graduate-level courses within this undergraduate plan of study. Once accepted to the master's degree program, students transfer in the graduate courses and matriculate into a shortened degree plan. This accelerated option allows students to complete both their bachelor's degree and master's degree in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately. Accelerated options are offered for the following programs. Qualification for accelerated options is subject to eligibility requirements.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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Your Degree Could Lead to Greener Career Paths

The green economy expansion has created a cluster of new occupations. Make an impact in the green economy with a degree program that could help prepare you to pursue a career in industries ranging from environmentally regulated businesses to government agencies to nonprofit environmental advocacy groups. Explore a range of careers in the environmental field including:

  • Sustainability coordinator
  • Corporate environmental specialist
  • Environmental policy consultant or advisor
  • Compliance specialist
  • Environmental planner
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How Do I Get Started?

Purdue Global offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.


Start Date

April 18, 2018

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July 05, 2018

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September 19, 2018

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December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

This degree program curriculum focuses on the environment in conjunction with a set of core courses in science, economics, and policy. Courses include:

  • The Politics of Managing the Environment
  • Ethics and Public Administration
  • Socially Responsible Leadership
  • The Economics of Environmental Management
  • The Global Environment
  • Constitutional Law
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits95
  • Open Elective Credits52
  • Total Credits180

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
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Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

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Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.