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Environmental Policy Option

Environmental science requires knowledge of both natural and social science.  The purpose of environmental policy is to design, implement and evaluate policies that alter the impact of human systems on natural systems.  The Environmental Policy option is designed to provide training in basic physical and biological sciences, provide an understanding of the dependence on natural resources by human systems, and train students to understand and address environmental issues in their political, social, and scientific context.

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Environmental Policy graduates should find work with state, federal, and local governments, nonprofit environmental protection and advocacy organizations, and private consulting firms, particularly those dealing with environmental impact analysis, law and natural resource management; or go on to professional and graduate schools in such fields as law, political science, public administration, environmental policy, and human ecology.