The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) is a multidisciplinary division of Indiana University. The school is organized as a Bloomington-Indianapolis core campus professional school, committed to teaching, research, and service. The interests of the faculty and professional staff typically fall into one or more of the following areas: policy and administration; sustainable management and policy; international affairs; finance and economics; public and nonprofit management; arts management; urban affairs; environmental science and policy; criminal justice, law, and public safety; health science; media and public affairs, administration, and policy. The school’s faculty, staff, and students work individually and jointly to solve problems that require SPEA’s unique combination of in-depth knowledge in the natural, behavioral, social, and administrative sciences.

SPEA, because of its broad program base, can offer scientific and technical assistance to Indiana communities. Public and private organizations, as well as all levels of government, benefit from the knowledge and expertise of SPEA faculty, staff, and students.

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers bachelor of science degrees. These programs provide a sound general education with specialized study of public safety, criminal justice, public affairs, arts management, public health, media and public affairs, or environmental systems. The school also offers minors and certificate programs.


Indiana University, a member of the North Central Association (NCA), is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org; (312) 263-0456.

While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, Indiana University reserves the right to change without notice statements in the bulletin series concerning rules, policies, fees, curricula, or other matters.

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