Program Overview

While scientists and everyday people are becoming more aware of our effect on the environment, the federal governments along with other national governments have mandated a certain level of regulation in business. These regulations are intended to prevent damage of local ecosystems, prevent the release of pollution into the environment and protect animal and plant species which are at risk or in danger. Every kind of business whether undertaking production or construction, must verify that they meet all environmental safety regulations or the face fines or injunctions which would result in a stoppage of production. As a result, specialized professionals with an understanding of environmental regulations can either act as advisors to businesses or auditors for environmental agencies. 

Columbia Southern University offers a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management for those seeking to learn more about the Environment or become a professional in business environmental regulations. Columbia Southern University’s curriculum is available entirely online. Online classes benefit students who are either unable or unwilling to give up their careers or personal lives in pursuit of education. By taking classes out of the home or other location, instead of a traditional classroom environment, students can choose their own schedules for completing classes, allowing students to have versatility in completing their learning. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management program from Colombia Southern University can typically be completed in five years. 

Students will develop knowledge in environmental science, environmental law, waste management, air quality control, hazardous waste management, environmental quality assessment, hazardous material handling, prevention, and toxicology. In addition, students will learn about environmental technology, emergency procedures, OSHA standards, and will develop the leadership skills necessary to work with a team of analysts or auditors in a professional or industrial environment. Regardless of its importance, proper environmental controls are one of the most important parts of starting a new business, as failure to comply with regulations risks major fallout to businesses.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission

    CSU is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


    High school diploma or equivalent.


    May not be approved for every state. Students should check for state authorization in their state of residence prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    Columbia Southern University is a private, for-profit distance learning institution located in Orange Beach, Alabama. CSU is a completely online institution that offers various degree programs. CSU was established in 1993 by Dr. Robert G. Mayes, Sr. in order to meet the demands for alternatives to the traditional university experience.

    A subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more. CSU also features undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to provide focused training in specialized areas for adult learners.


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