The university empowers industry professionals and individuals preparing for lifelong environmental careers in private and public organizations. Imagine fulfilling your passion for environmental science, conservation, research management, or public policy by earning a respected degree online.
Through comprehensive research and interdisciplinary studies, students at our university are challenged to address a broad array of rapidly changing environmental problems that are posing significant challenges to sustaining biodiversity in the world today. Students research improvement opportunities in areas such as ecosystems management, the impact of industrialization on the environment, economics and resource availability, regulation and law, environmental ethics, landscape-level conservation, political ecology, and environmental technology and management.
At the university, online classes are taught by respected faculty members, many who are environmental experts and share the same passion to effectively manage and safeguard our global natural resources. As a student, you will connect and interact with many instructors holding leadership positions at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, the Nature Conservancy, and many other prominent government and nongovernment organizations.
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American Public University's affordable and flexible online programs are designed specifically for you. Ready to pursue your educational goals? APU can help.
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Our asynchronous format means you can log in and work on your own schedule.
Classes start monthly so you can too.
8 and 16 week courses available in most programs.
Discussion boards, forums, blogs, and other social media keep you connected to classmates and professors.
Online library, study resources, and academic advisors to help you succeed.
Annually for Fulltime Students
(includes tuition, books, fees)
50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
of seniors evaluated their experience as positive
of seniors would choose us again
would recommend us to a friend or colleague
feel their degree helped them obtain a promotion or new job
would hire another one of our graduates
feel our graduates possess field specific academic skills
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012
American Public University System, Alumni Survey, 2012
APUS Alumni Employer Survey, January 2006-December 2012
There is no application fee.