The B.S. in Energy and Sustainability Policy is a 120-credit degree program that emphasizes sustainability principles, policy development, and energy production. Students in the B.S. program also choose supporting course work in focused areas closely related to the major.
Prescribed course work includes such topics as energy sources, uses, and technologies; sustainability principles and practices; climate change; and policy development and analysis. You will also select additional courses in energy and science; analysis and technology; business and management; and ethics, leadership, and communications.
Students must complete 120 credits in the following areas to earn the Bachelor of Science in ESP:
- 89 requirements for the major credits
- 62 prescribed credits
- 6 additional credits
- 21 supporting courses and related areas credits
- 45 General Education credits (25 of the 45 credits are included in the requirements for the major)
- 11 elective credits
The Course Schedule page will provide a list of the courses offered each semester. Some courses may provide a sample syllabus and lesson.
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. For ESP students, foreign studies (EGEE 299) or domestic internship (EGEE 495) provide opportunity for learning outside of the classroom. You will work with faculty to design a meaningful and appropriate experience, considering your prior work and travel, interests, and professional aspirations.