Energy and Sustainability Policy
Program Office

ESPBA Curriculum

120 Credits

The Energy and Sustainability Policy programs are designed for persons interested in energy production and management, sustainability management, foreign and domestic energy and sustainability policy analysis, or many other careers related to energy and sustainability.
The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science in Energy and Sustainability Policy have the same prescribed and additional coursework for the major and the same General Education requirements. For a full listing of this common coursework, see Courses. The remaining requirements are specific to each degree. The Bachelor of Arts requirements are described below and are listed here.
In choosing which ESP program best meets your needs, students are encouraged to consider personal interests and strengths, professional aspirations, and plans you may have for graduate school. For those with prior learning experience, the applicability of earlier coursework to degree requirements may also be a consideration. For more information, visit Credit for Prior Learning page.
Once you are admitted into the program, your ESP adviser will help you evaluate how coursework transferred into Penn State may count toward ESP degree requirements.
Note to Current ESPBA students: The revised ESPBA program no longer requires ACCTG 211, B A 250, CHEM 101, ENGR 312 and MATH 110. It adds requirements for EM SC 240 and general electives. If you think the revised program may be a better fit for you, please contact your adviser.
I haven't completed any previous coursework, can I still be part of the ESP program?

Yes! Students with little or no previous college-level coursework who are interested in this exciting and growing field are also encouraged to apply to the program. For students who wish to complete an ESP degree but don't yet meet the 27 credit threshold for entry into the major, you can enroll with a pre-major designation, EM SC.