Public and Environmental Affairs



Explore the majors (and minors) in Public and Environmental Affairs


Students who are considering the major (or minor) in Environmental Planning & Policy, Public Administration, or Urban and Regional Studies are encouraged to arrange an  appointment with the program advisor to explore their opporunities and learn more about the required supporting and upper-level course requirements.  Advisors of the PEA majors and minors are:

Environmental Planning and Policy: Elizabeth Wheat, MAC B327.
Public Administration: David Helpap, MAC A319
Urban and Regional Studies: Ray Hutchison, MAC B304

Consider a Double Major

Many students find that with careful planning, they can double major in Public Administration and Political Science or Environmental Policy and Planning. Often, a double major makes students more competitive in seeking jobs or in pursuing graduate programs. We encourage you to see the PEA advisor about the feasibility of a double major.

Consider Pre-Law

Instead of designating a specific pre-law major or minor, UW-Green Bay encourages students to tailor their own pre-professional courses of study. A major in Public & Environmental Affairs is particularly suited for your prepatory work for Law School.  If you are interested in pre-law, please contact the pre-law advisor in Public and Environmental Affairs, Elizabeth Wheat at 

Ongoing Advising

Students in the program need to meet with their advisors at least once during each semester to review program prerequisites and assess additional supporting courses they may need to complete. Advisors also help students with planning their professional goals after graduation and assist students when they encounter challenges in completing their course or field work.

For additional information, please visit the Academic Advising Website.