Environmental Policy & Planning - Requirements for the Major

Environmental Policy and Planning Program | Environmental Policy and Planning Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses

Introductory courses, 12-13 credits

  • ECON 203          Micro Economic Analysis, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 102      Introduction to Environmental Science, 3 credits

And one of these:

  • POL SCI 101      American Government and Politics, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 202   Introduction to Public Policy, 3 credits

And one of these:

  • BUS ADM 215   Introduction to Business Statistics, 3 credits
  • COMM SCI 205 Social Science Statistics, 4 credits
  • MATH 260         Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

Elective courses, 6-8 credits

Complete two of the following four sets.

Set one:

  • BIOLOGY 202   Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes, 4 credits

Set two:

  • BIOLOGY 203   Principles of Biology: Organisms, Ecology and Evolution, 4 credits

Set three, choose one course:

  • EARTH SC 102  Introduction to Earth Science, 3 credits
  • EARTH SC 202  Physical Geology, 4 credits

Set four, choose one course:

  • EARTH SC 222  Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 188      Issues in Biological Conservation, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 260      Energy and Society, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 15 credits

  • PU EN AF 301   Environmental Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 322   Environmental Planning, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 378   Environmental Law, 3 credits

Choose two of these, 6 credits:

Students can choose any upper-level ENV SCI courses or
PU EN AF 324   Transitioning to Sustainable Communities, 3 credits

Areas of Emphasis, 12 credits

Public Policy

Required, 3 credits:

  • PU EN AF 408   Public Policy Analysis, 3 credits

Electives, choose three of these, 9 credits:

  • ECON 305         Natural Resources Economic Policy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 306   Regulatory Policy and Administration, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 314   Administrative Law, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 315   Public and Nonprofit Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 321   Coastal Resources: Their Use and Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 324   Transitioning to Sustainable Communities, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 351   Water Resources: Planning, Management, Policy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 402   Environmental and Resource Economics, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 406   State and Local Government, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 428   Evaluating Programs in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 453   Cost Benefit Analysis, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 461   Special Topics in Public and Environmental Affairs, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 497   Internship, 1-12 credits (only 3 credits of internship can count toward the major)

Planning

Required, 3 credits:

  • PU EN AF 350   Geographic Information Systems, 3 credits

Electives, choose three of these, 9 credits:

  • ECON 305          Natural Resources Economic Policy, 3 credits
  • GEOG 351          Elements of Cartography, 3 credits
  • GEOG 353          Air Photo Interpretation, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 321   Coastal Resources: Their Use and Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 323   Land Use Controls, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 324   Transitioning to Sustainable Communities, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 351   Water Resources: Planning, Management, Policy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 402   Environmental and Resource Economics, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 428  Evaluating Programs in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 450   Advanced Geographic Information Systems, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 453   Cost Benefit Analysis, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 461   Special Topics in Public and Environmental Affairs, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 497   Internship, 1-12 credits (only 3 credits of internship can count toward the major)
  • UR RE ST 412        Urban and Regional Planning, 3 credits
Environmental Policy and Planning Program
Environmental Policy and Planning Minor Requirements
Course Descriptions