Professor Lora Warner with students

Careers That Make a Difference

You can develop a career path promoting quality of life in our communities. Our programs provide a pathway to a socially responsible career. One where you have an impact in public-serving jobs, such as nonprofit, public service, or government organizations.

Learning experiences setting you apart

  • Small classes - work closely with professors
  • Community projects with agency partners
  • Applied skill development
  • Travel courses with hands on projects
  • ​Innovative, high-impact teaching
  • Independent study and honors projects
  • Conduct research with faculty
  • Internships

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2019 PEA Outstanding Student Award - Elizabeth Courchaine

Elizabeth Courchaine is a junior and will graduate with a degree in Environmental Policy and Planning and Nutritional Science.  Elizabeth is currently interning with campus gardens and has participated in TAs, RAs and independent studies while working towards her degree.  

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Students and community members get involved with centers related to Public Affairs, Food in Community and Culture, and Hmong Studies.

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Internship Opportunities

Internships are available in city, county, and state organizations that provide valuable, hands-on training and work experience within the field.

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Scholarships Available

Multiple scholarships are offered to Public and Environmental Affairs students in order to make the cost of learning more affordable and achievable.     

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Individual Learning Opportunities

Alumni Making a Difference

Alumni in the news and current careers.

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Get Involved

Check out our student clubs, social media and more.

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Participate in Public Events

Attend conferences,"Celebrating Students," TEDX talks, IPAT film festivals, "Posters in the Rotunda," Academic Excellence Symposium, Strategic Philanthropy Awards, and more.

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Community Partnerships

Through class projects, internships, and other venues, students partner with non-profits, businesses, government offices, and other organizations.