Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy –Online Program

Offered by: Wilmington University

College credits: 120 Credits

Course length: 7-15 Weeks



About the Program - A Degree for the Future

The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy is classified as a STEM program. This interdisciplinary degree will draw upon undergraduate course offerings from the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Colleges of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Technology, and Business. The expertise to preserve and protect our very limited and fragile natural resources is expected to be a continuously valuable skillset, both nationally and in the state of Delaware. The ES&P degree will provide students with the skills they need to tackle such challenges.

Program Philosophy and Objectives

Students in this program will be exposed to a variety of concepts and activities that address many science and policy related competencies including but not limited to oral communication and the delivery of professional presentations, scholarly writing, critical thinking strategies, and the use of scientific and digital tools to solve problems.

This ES&P degree is practical and career-oriented, though adaptable enough to be used as a step towards graduate education. Environmental science is inherently an applied study, while the policy aspect extends the practical nature of this degree. Aligning with the University's mission of exemplary career-oriented degrees, graduates of this degree can market themselves to local, state, and federal agencies, private and non-profit organizations, as well as academia, for a range of environmental positions. Courses will be offered at a variety of locations and times, and students will have the option to complete the full degree face-to-face, online, or a combination of the two.

Program Competencies

In addition to the University’s undergraduate graduation competencies, students will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities related to:

Hi-Tech Literacy

Use technology to effectively locate and communicate information.

Social Responsibility

Demonstrate an increase in personal commitment to, and understanding of, one's role in a global society.

Environmental Science and Policy Program Competencies

Identify cellular structure and function.

Apply the concepts of cell division and heredity to examine the evolutionary process.

Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts in environmental science and biodiversity including animal and plant structure and function, ecological interactions, and human impacts on the environment.

Demonstrate competency in basic laboratory skills.

Apply quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

Demonstrate knowledge of how science is both used and impacted by policy.


You will take courses such as:
  • GIS 300 Geographic Information Systems Science & Technology
  • CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
  • MAT 200 Pre-Calculus
  • MAT 308 Inferential Statistics
  • SCI 251 Biology I (with Lab)
  • SCI 252 Biology II (with Lab)
  • SCI 337 Genetics (with Lab)
  • SCI 305 Earth Science (with Lab)
  • SCI 312 Physics (with Lab)
  • SCI 315 Applied Chemistry (with Lab)
  • LES 206 U.S. Administrative and Regulatory Law
  • LES 216 Environmental Law
  • POL 326 Public Policy and Social Issues
  • POL 370 Energy and Environmental Policy
  • POL 402 Analysis of Public Policy
  • POL 403 Writing for Public Policy
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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.


With financial aid, Guild students attending Wilmington University may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education. For example, Guild students may pay as little as 10% of the published course or program cost to earn their bachelor's degree when taking advantage of:

●      Federal financial aid funds
●      Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
●      The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit.
●      Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.
Active Military or Veteran? If so, talk to your coach or Wilmington University about your eligibility for additional tuition benefits.


●      WilmU’s online classes are primarily offered in 15-week and 7-week formats and you can start every other month.
●      Take your classes online, with flexibility to balance work, school, family, and personal life.
●      Gain knowledge and skills that are career-relevant and can be applied tomorrow.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me more about Guild Education.
Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles?
  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.