Environmental has evolved into a discipline that seeks remedies for ecological disturbances. Environmental policy majors engage in an interdisciplinary study of humankind’s impact on nature. Those in the field may study policy on polluted areas, advise environmental officials and promote waste reduction in the industry.
Environmental policy students combine an understanding of environmental problems with knowledge of human needs, history, politics and economics to derive practical solutions to environmental issues. Students complete core curriculum in the The University of Tulsa’s Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, which emphasizes general knowledge in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and writing and communication skills.
The bachelor of arts/science in environmental policy advances general education through courses in environmental science and public policy. Some requirements include general chemistry, statistics for social sciences, environmental biology, physical geography, elementary economic theory, population ecology, public policy and the environment and economics of the environment.
Students can custom design their degree plan based on their area of strength and choose elective courses such as field ecology, plant diversity, environmental anthropology, hazardous substances, constitutional law or environmental issues in developing nations. Through a special arrangement with the TU College of Law, environmental policy undergraduates are permitted to take law courses related to environmental issues. This flexibility allows students to tailor their program and specialize in one of the many environmental fields.