Environmental Policy and Management Careers and Skills

Influence policies that protect and preserve

Become an environmental expert and leave a lasting impact on planet preservation. As climate change concerns and regulations increase, environmental specialists are expected to remain in-demand. At Lynn University, you’ll gain the foundational knowledge to create and enforce solutions to complex environmental problems, preparing you to work collaboratively with private businesses, state and local governments, political figures, lobbyists and more. You’ll walk away equipped with the data management, analytical and leadership skills today's employers value most.

What you’ll learn

The Lynn online bachelor’s degree in environmental policy and management prepares you to help businesses develop practices that minimize waste, prevent pollution and conserve resources. In this program, you‘ll explore:

  • The various approaches to environmental management, including but not limited to conservation, preservation, sustainability, resiliency and mitigation
  • How to examine environmental issues and how they affect the earth beyond the local level
  • The issues regarding the sustainability of the human population with an array of natural resources
  • The tenets of public policy both in the United States and internationally as related to the environment
  • The principles of environmental justice and the issues relating to it
  • How scientific theories and ideologies influence governmental decision-making

Career outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects about 9,400 openings for environmental scientists and specialists each year, on average, through 2030. The outlook of environmental policy careers is positive due to an increasing population and heightened public interest in environmental concerns. Overall, employment of environmental scientists and specialists is expected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030.

See notes and conditions for important information.

Career opportunities in environmental policy and management

Environmental policy and management careers can be pursued in both the public and private sector, in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. By the program’s end, you’ll be prepared to enter a variety of roles, including:

  • Environmental lobbyist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental program manager
  • Environmental assessor
  • Environmental policy analyst

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Notes and conditions - PLEASE READ

Employment and career advancement: Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment. Lynn University does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement.

Job growth: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Environmental Scientists and Specialists, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm.