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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.
- Define the theoretical foundation of the disciplines of environmental hazard mitigation and pollution management.
- Explain the regulatory, policy, and political influences on environmental management and sustainability.
- Develop management strategies that incorporate environmental compliance standards and achieve organizational missions.
- Describe the current and emerging technologies in the treatment, remediation, and disposal of environmental contaminants.
- Evaluate strategies and assess mitigation plans for environmental contaminants.
- Assess the consequences of the ecological impacts on public health and safety, and social and economic welfare.
American Public University is part of American Public University System, an accredited university offering more than 180 degree and certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. All courses are online, so students have the flexibility of taking classes any time or any place that fits their schedule. Our degree programs are designed to be challenging and relevant to working adults in both the public and private sectors and can help enhance their current career or prepare them for a career change.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline Rolling admissions Tuition fee
- USD 8038 Year (National)
- USD 8038 Year (International)
We charge a $50 technology fee (per course). Additional fees might apply.Start date Any time 2015 First Monday of every month Credits 122 points
Languages Take an IELTS test
- EVSP201 Environmental Economics
- EVSP310 Water Science
- EVSP311 Soil Science
- EVSP411 Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
- EVSP413 Environmental and Ecosystems Management
- MATH302 Statistics
- PHIL320 Environmental Ethics
- SCIN130 Introduction to Biology with Lab
- SCIN131 Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
- SCIN138 Introduction to Physical Geology with Lab
- EDMG240 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials
- EVSP320 Energy and Resource Sustainability
- EVSP412 Environmental Management Systems
- EVSP414 Air Quality Management
- EVSP430 Pollution and Pollution Management
- PBHE427 Epidemiology
- COLL100 Foundations of Online Learning
- English (Must take ENGL101-Proficiency in Writing)
- Political Science
- Social Science
Final Program Requirement
- EVSP499 Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies
Electives are typically courses available at your degree level that are not currently required as a part of your degree program/academic plan. Please visit the catalog to view a complete listing of courses.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 520
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
The bachelors degree program is open to students who possess a high school diploma or its equivalent. This minimum 120- to 124-credit-hour program is the standard four-year undergraduate degree desired by most employers and prepares students for graduate study. All students who enroll in the bachelor's degree program must enroll in COLL100 - Foundations of Online Learning as their first course.
Applicants self-certify on their admissions application that they have received the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.
Students with previous college credit earned at a CHEA or AUCC accredited institution are required to submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) Application as part of their admission process.
Students with previous college credit earned only at non-CHEA or non-AUCC accredited institutions arenot required to submit a TCE application as part of their admission process. However, students do have the option to have these transcripts evaluated for U.S. equivalency by an APUS-approved agency and undergo the TCE for possible transfer credit.
Applicants residing in the U.S. are required to have a current U.S. residency card, appropriate current Visa, or Social Security Number card and are required to submit that documentation to APUS for record retention.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Alumni Study Travel Fund
Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.
- Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than American Public University.
Whether you’re planning to attend college for the first time or returning to complete your degree, there are many decisions to make along the way. And one of the most important decisions you’ll make is how to finance your education.
From self-pay to tuition assistance to federal aid, we can help you evaluate these options and choose what works best for you. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com or call 877-755-2787.
- Federal Student Aid (FSA)
- Military Tuition Assistance & other military aid
- Veterans benefits
- Scholarships, private loans, and employer vouchers
- Direct self-pay online using credit cards, e-checks, or payment plan
Accreditation within higher education is a voluntary, nongovernmental process that gives public recognition to institutions that meet established quality standards. The purpose of accreditation is to assure the public as to the quality of an institution and its commitment to high standards through a system of continuous improvement. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) formally recognizes accrediting commissions that meet all federal standards and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) extends recognition to accrediting bodies and their institutions that meet these established standards. American Public University System (APUS) has obtained accreditation as well as specialized/programmatic accreditation.
Credits and degrees earned through APUS may be recognized for promotion, assignment, and position qualification standards within the military, federal government, and private sector. For students transferring to other colleges, APUS credit is considered transfer eligible based on its accreditation. However, APUS cannot guarantee that its credit will be accepted, as acceptance of credit is always the prerogative of the receiving institution.