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 Kaplan University 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.
This program is subject to minimum enrollments. If minimum enrollments are not met, you will be asked to enroll in a subsequent term.
- 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 undergraduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
|CM107||College Composition I||5|
|CM220||College Composition II||5|
|Mathematics (select one of the following):||5|
|Survey of Mathematics|
|Arts and Humanities (select one of the following):||5|
|Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions|
|Humanities and Culture|
|Science (select one of the following):||5|
|Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World|
|General Biology I - Human Perspectives|
|Fundamentals of Microbiology|
|Science for Everyday Life|
|Social Science (select one of the following):||5|
|The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream|
|People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government|
|The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach|
|Total Core Requirements||33|
|LS100||Introduction to the Law and Legal Profession 1||5|
|EM101||Introduction to Environmental Policy and Management||5|
|EM205||The Politics of Managing the Environment 1||5|
|PP110||Ethics and Public Administration 1||5|
|PP220||Socially Responsible Leadership 1||5|
|SC225||Environmental Science - Ecosystems, Resources, and Carbon Footprints||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||95|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|Open Electives 2||52|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||52|
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.