A Major That's Right For You

Environmental problems are complex, and solving them requires the ability to consider many different points of view. The Environmental Policy and Planning program is a social science major in which the complexities of environmental problems and solutions are built right into your course work. Through this program, students develop knowledge and skills in planning and decision-making, public policy, political systems, economic systems, and the environmental sciences. 


Career Opportunities

Graduates work in public, private and nonprofit organizations. For example, students have found employment with environmental groups. 

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What Will I Learn?

The faculty members in Public and Environmental Affairs have given much thought to what we expect our majors in Environmental Policy and Planning to learn to serve them well in their future careers.

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Award Winning Faculty

Our highly acclaimed faculty provides students with a broad range of experiences and expertise through hands-on learning, exciting travel opportunities and courses that are always diverse and engaging.

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Flexible Learning

Environmental Policy and Planning majors engage in both theoretical and applied study in their courses, and have flexibility to choose from different courses.

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Become a Phoenix

If you are ready to explore a campus with excellent teachers, outstanding internships and research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs, then you are ready to learn about UW-Green Bay.

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How Do I Get Started?

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Meet Scott Furlong

“Environmental Policy and Planning examines environmental issues from multiple perspectives: political, economic, natural sciences, planning, and provides students with a full understanding to engage with these complex issues. Highly problem-focused, majors pursue internships and project-oriented activities. One college guide lists ‘environmental studies/sustainability’ as one ‘new major with a future.’ While not new to UW-Green Bay, our students have gone on to graduate school and careers in environmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and industry.” 

-Scott Furlong, Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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