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Energy and Sustainability Policy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #75 (BCR) Online
With a Bachelor of Arts in Energy and Sustainability Policy  from Penn State World Campus, you can gain the knowledge and skills to research, analyze, and communicate diverse information about emerging global trends in energy policy, technologies, and economics.
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This interdisciplinary program in Energy and Sustainability Policy from Penn State World Campus integrates coursework in energy security, sustainability management, foreign and domestic energy, and sustainability policy analysis. As a student, you will also gain a well-rounded education that emphasizes communication skills (including foreign language), global cultures, and humanities.

The ESP program at Penn State is one of the few online programs in the country that focuses specifically on policy within the realm of energy and sustainability. Our program is all-inclusive, covering all forms of energy with policy serving as the program's nexus.

Graduates with Energy and Sustainability Policy from Penn State World Campus will:

  • acquire technical knowledge of energy use (both conventional and renewable) and its environmental implications
  • gain valuable analytical and communication skills
  • develop strong collaboration skills needed to facilitate stakeholder interactions on matters related to energy, sustainability, and related policies
  • strengthen your global perspective through studies related to foreign language and world cultures
  • expand your knowledge in areas of interest beyond your major


Graduates will be prepared to act as agents for stakeholders — faciliating communications, design, and planning between the executive wing and operations wing of various organizations, including commercial firms, government agencies, nonprofits, regulatory and advocacy bodies, and energy trade groups.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy Conservation for Environmental Protection
  • Oil: International Evolution
  • Energy in a Changing World
  • Global Energy Enterprise
  • Energy and Sustainability in Contemporary Culture
  • Orientation to Energy and Sustainability Policy
  • Understanding Weather Forecasting
  • From Meteorology to Mitigation: Understanding Global Warming

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate or have completed your GED.
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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