The Bachelor of Arts in Energy and Sustainability Policy is designed for students with various education and professional experiences. The program course work will cover a variety of topics, including the energy industry and the domestic and global impact it has on the environment, and foreign and domestic policy, as well as corporate and community sustainability initiatives. Because of this, our graduates are able to pursue careers in both corporate and governmental organizations. Others may continue their education and work toward a master’s or doctoral degree.
Students must complete 120 credits in the following areas to earn the Bachelor of Arts in ESP:
- 68 requirements for the major credits
- 24 bachelor of arts degree requirement credits
- 45 General Education credits (25 of the 45 credits are included in the requirements for the major)
- 8 electives credits
On the Course Schedule page, you may find a list of the courses offered each semester, as well as a syllabus and sample lesson for each course, if available.
Please note that some courses in the ESP program require students to maintain a web presence, which may include creating a webpage, blog posting, video sharing, and other Internet participation. ESP students may be required to participate in online activities that are widely accessible to the public, including audiences outside of the Penn State community.
Engaged Scholarship: Internships and Foreign Studies
Penn State was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for its 2015 Community Engagement Classification, an honor resulting from our commitment to providing students with at least one outside-the-classroom engagement opportunity that impacts our community. Every student in the ESP program takes part in this type of international study experience (EGEE 299) or domestic internship (EGEE 495). You will work with faculty to design a meaningful opportunity that complements your professional aspirations and busy schedule.