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Bachelor's in Environmental Policy & Planning

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Build a
Better World

The future is in your hands.

The answer to our environmental problems isn’t simple. It's not just about natural resource limitations—very human issues like media spin, economics, politics and individual behavior must also be considered. With a degree in environmental policy and planning, you can create policy, help people make informed decisions and plan and manage sustainable communities to improve environmental equality.

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Understand environmental issues and develop lasting solutions with a degree in environmental policy and planning.


A World of Options

Find career success in the private, public or nonprofit sector. Or pursue a graduate degree.

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Choose Your Path

Three areas of emphasis allow you to tailor your education to your intended career.

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Panoramic view of EcuadorStudents sketched concept for a revived down town Sturgeon BayMarcello Cruz and students walking near waterfront area in Green Bay, WIStudents swim in the ocean while studying abroad in the Galapagos

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Take education beyond the classroom.

An environmental policy and planning career means working with a community, and so will you. That’s why our program highlights learning outside of the classroom. From a travel course in Ecuador to mock trials to internships for credit, opportunities abound here at UW-Green Bay.

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Meeshelle Medinger, Environmental Policy and Planning, Public Policy Emphasis

A Broader Scope

"My favorite part about this program is honestly how much you can learn from it. It is not just teaching you methods to help combat human-caused climate disruption, but also environmental history, how such things like urbanization and densification have led to the design of cities, how to plan with and for marginalized communities, how to mitigate harm; and it has even helped me learn and grow as an individual and discover my passions."

Meeshelle Medinger '25
Environmental Policy & Planning, Public Policy Emphasis

Associate Professor Marcelo Cruz

Meet a Professor

Questions about our program? Contact Associate Professor Marcelo Cruz. He leads students on travel courses to Ecuador and Switzerland to explore the global linkages of community development.

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