Jul 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Environmental Policy, B.S.


Chad Settle, Economics

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in environmental policy is an interdisciplinary program in environmental studies. It rests on the premise that students must be able to combine an understanding of the scientific basis for environmental problems with knowledge of human needs, history, politics, and economics to derive practical solutions to environmental issues. Correspondingly, coursework involves classes with environmental scholars in various natural science, social science, and humanities departments. While providing a rigorous and broad educational experience, the major also allows students to custom design an area of strength using elective course work.

Students are encouraged to use an internship or study abroad as a capstone experience for the major.

Students majoring in environmental policy should carefully note required prerequisites and plan the use of their elective courses accordingly. Planning in conjunction with the program advisors is highly recommended.

Program Objectives

Students will

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in both the natural sciences and the social sciences.
  2. Develop an ability to connect material between different disciplines with regard to an environmental topic.
  3. Become passionate about learning and analyzing environmental challenges.

Tulsa Curriculum Requirements (41 hours)

General Curriculum (25 hours)

  • Block I (6 hours)
  • Block II (12 hours)
  • Block III (7 hours including one lab)


**AS 2001  is required for sophomores.

Environmental Policy Major Requirements (41-45 hours)

The Bachelor of Science in environmental policy requires a minimum of 38 hours in the major. At least two-thirds of the hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Natural and Physical Sciences (14-18 hours)

Social Sciences (15 hours)

Required Minor (12-15 hours)

Students must, with the advisor’s approval, enroll in at least 12 hours in a minor field. Six of these hours must be at the 3000 level or above.

General Electives (23-30 hours)

Total: 124 hours