Environmental Policy and Planning Major

Area of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Regional Planning & Environmental Design Emphasis
  • Environmental Planning Emphasis
  • Environmental Policy Emphasis
  • Environmental Policy Emphasis (Accelerated) / Integrated with graduate Environmental Science & Policy program

Regional Planning & Environmental Design

Core Supporting Courses14-15
Required:
Environment and Society
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
World Regions and Concepts: A Geographic Analysis
Complete one Public Policy course:
Introduction to Public Policy
Economics, Politics, and Government Action
American Government and Politics
Complete one Research/Statistics course:
Business Statistics
Social Science Statistics
Foundations for Social Research
Introductory Statistics
Upper Level Courses
Required:26
GIS in Public and Environmental Policy
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Planning Theory and Methods
Environmental Design Studio I
Environmental Design Studio II
Environmental Design Studio III
Environmental Design Studio IV
Urban Planning
Designing Communities and Neighborhoods
Electives9
Environmental Planning
Transitioning to Sustainable Communities
Building Sustainable Landscapes
Special Topics in Public and Environmental Affairs
Teaching Assistant
Research Assistantship
Internship
Independent Study
Travel Course
Environmental Sociology
Asian American Communities in the United States
Latino Communities in the United States
Urban Geography
Total Credits49-50

Environmental Planning

Core Supporting Courses14-15
Required:
Environment and Society
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
World Regions and Concepts: A Geographic Analysis
Complete one Public Policy course:
American Government and Politics
Introduction to Public Policy
Economics, Politics, and Government Action
Complete one Research/Statistics course:
Business Statistics
Social Science Statistics
Foundations for Social Research
Introductory Statistics
Upper Level Courses
Required23
Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate
Environmental Politics and Policy
Environmental Planning
Sustainable Land Use
GIS in Public and Environmental Policy
Water Resources Policy and Management
Environmental Law
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Elective Courses9
Choose from the following:
Coastal Resources Policy and Management
Transitioning to Sustainable Communities
Natural Resources Policy, Law, and Administration
Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
Building Sustainable Landscapes
Teaching Assistant
Research Assistantship
Independent Study
Internship
Travel Course
Environmental Sociology
Total Credits46-47

Environmental Policy

Core Supporting Courses14-15
Required:
Environment and Society
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
World Regions and Concepts: A Geographic Analysis
Complete one Public Policy course:
American Government and Politics
Introduction to Public Policy
Economics, Politics, and Government Action
Complete one Research/Statistics course:
Business Statistics
Social Science Statistics
Foundations for Social Research
Introductory Statistics
Environmental Policy Requirements
Required Supporting courses:6
Micro Economic Analysis
Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate
Upper Level Courses
Required:24
Environmental Politics and Policy
Sustainable Land Use
Water Resources Policy and Management
Environmental Law
Global Environmental Politics and Policy
Public Policy Analysis
Electives12
Complete one Economics course:
Natural Resources Economic Policy
Environmental and Resource Economics
Complete one Policy or Planning course:
Regulatory Policy and Administration
Administrative Law
Environmental Planning
Natural Resources Policy, Law, and Administration
State and Local Government
Complete one Sustainability course:
Coastal Resources Policy and Management
Transitioning to Sustainable Communities
Other electives:
Cost Benefit Analysis
Teaching Assistant
Research Assistantship
Internship
Independent Study
Travel Course
Total Credits56-57

Environmental Policy (Accelerated) - Integrated with graduate Environmental Science & Policy program

Core Supporting Courses14-15
Required:
Environment and Society
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
World Regions and Concepts: A Geographic Analysis
Complete one Public Policy course:
American Government and Politics
Introduction to Public Policy
Economics, Politics, and Government Action
Complete oneResearch/Statistics course:
Business Statistics
Social Science Statistics
Foundations for Social Research
Introductory Statistics
Environmental Policy Requirements
Required Supporting Courses:6
Micro Economic Analysis
Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate
Upper Level Courses
Required:24
Environmental Politics and Policy
Sustainable Land Use
Water Resources Policy and Management #
Environmental Law #
Global Environmental Politics and Policy #
Public Policy Analysis #
Electives:12
Complete one Economics course:
Natural Resources Economic Policy
Environmental and Resource Economics #
Complete one Policy or Planning course:
Regulatory Policy and Administration #
Administrative Law #
Environmental Planning #
Natural Resources Policy, Law, and Administration #
State and Local Government
Complete one Sustainability course:
Coastal Resources Policy and Management
Transitioning to Sustainable Communities
Building Sustainable Landscapes
Other electives:
Cost Benefit Analysis
Teaching Assistant
Research Assistantship
Internship
Independent Study
Travel Course
Total Credits56-57