BS in Environmental Science

This degree is for students interested in environmental policy and analysis as well as environment management including stewardship of natural resources, pollution management, fish and wildlife management, and hazardous materials.


Organization Name: 
American Public University
Discipline: 
Environmental
Degree : 
Bachelor's Degree
Location: 
Online

This degree is for students interested in environmental policy and analysis as well as environment management including stewardship of natural resources, pollution management, fish and wildlife management, and hazardous materials.

The program requires course work in both the natural and social sciences with a particular focus on the complex relationship among science, management, and policy. The ultimate purpose of the degree program is to provide students with a scientific understanding of ecological and social systems, which then can be applied in a policy or management context.

In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of environmental studies, graduates in this degree program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of political, legal, economic, and social dynamics associated with the environment and management of the environment.
  • Examine environmental compliance in terms of moral, political, and economic factors.
  • Analyze environmental issues within their economic, historical, and theoretical context.
  • Assess an environmental perspective that includes alternative approaches to economic and development and incorporates a code a responsibility.
  • Quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate the consequences of ecological disasters on public health, productivity, and social and economic welfare.