Nearly 40 years after its founding, Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI will institute new programs in the fall of 2012. New degrees involving environmental sustainability will be offered for graduate and undergraduate students.
A Bachelor of Science with public affairs degree in sustainable management and policy will be offered and will qualify students to work in many areas relating to sustainability. They will become better citizens who are more aware of decisions made by public officials and more able to judge them in an analytical way. Students will complete courses related to the principles of sustainability, environmental justice, green technology and sustainable management to earn this interdisciplinary degree.
A Master of Public Affairs degree concentrating on urban sustainability will also be offered. These students will be capable of directing the sustainability programs of businesses and organizations, as well as advising public officials. Courses will include urban sustainability, cost-benefit analysis, natural resource management, and environmental conflict resolution.
These degrees will prepare students to become important participants and leaders in all aspects of sustainability in the nonprofit, public and private sectors of the economy. They will be able to make significant contributions in implementing and developing environmental policy while involving regulatory agencies, environmental service businesses and even private businesses that understand the importance of sustainability.