Environmental Science & Policy

The Environmental Science & Policy Bachelor of Science program offers students opportunities for leadership and expertise in the new green economy. The interdisciplinary nature of the program reflects the current industry trends and is designed to educate professionals who can offer broad perspectives in diverse environmental fields. Students may choose a field of specialty for a majority of their coursework. Multiple areas of emphasis are offered to allow for maximum flexibility.

Bachelor of Science

DescriptionDegree Requirements

The goal of the Environmental Science & Policy program is simple—to prepare graduates of the program to meaningfully address environmental issues in the Lakes Region and around the world. The program produces graduates well-versed in complex fields and social and environmental disciplines.

The degree program includes classes from the social science program, the three science departments, the business, math and English departments. Additional support comes from regular lectures provided by the Center for the Environment’s colloquium series and other on campus environmental organizations.

The BS in Environmental Science and Policy program prepares students for careers in government and non-government organizations, consulting firms, and further studies at the graduate level. There are two options within the program, a community and environmental focus and an environmental science focus. Both options develop an understanding of the science of environmental issues and the application of policy to social and cultural interests of industry and communities. The program functions in collaboration with the Center for the Environment and encourages student research and service-learning experiences. Students have the opportunity to design a program that will address both their environmental and policy interests.

*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.

Courses Required in Each Option

Environmental Policy
Environmental Science

Tourism, Environment, and Sustainable Development