Bachelor of Arts/Science in Environmental Policy

Director: Chad Settle
Associate Professor of Economic

The environmental policy rests on the premise that students must be able to combine an understanding of the scientific basis for environmental problems with knowledge of human needs, history, politics and economics to derive practical solutions to environmental issues.

Course work involves classes with environmental scholars in various natural science, social science and humanities departments. While providing a rigorous and broad educational experience, the major also allows students to custom design an area of strength using elective course work.

Environmental Policy majors may earn the BS or BA degree. Students majoring in Environmental Policy should carefully note the prerequisites and plan the use of their elective courses accordingly. Planning in conjunction with the program advisors is highly recommended.

The Environmental Policy BA requires a minimum of 35 hours in the major while the BS requires a minimum of 38 hours in the major. In both cases, at least two-thirds of the hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Students should consult with the Program Director or the College Advising Office for specific course requirements for this program of study.

For degree requirements, see the academic bulletins.