Sustainability and Environmental Policy is an interdisciplinary program focused on the study of sustainability and the environment and the polices and economics of implementing sustainable systems in modern societies.
The academic objectives of the Sustainability and Environmental Policy Program are:
a) Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complex, multi-disciplinary nature of environmental policy and sustainability.
b) Students will be able to think critically about environmental problems and suggest appropriate, sustainable solutions to these problems.
c) Students will be able to apply the research methodologies from a number of different disciplines to the solution of real world environmental problems.
d) Students will be able to make effective use of modern technology in designing sustainable systems.
e) Students will be suitably prepared for careers in sustainability, environmental management or environmental policy.
f) Students will be suitably prepared for further education in sustainability and environmental policy.
g) Students will recognize the interrelationships among scientific, social, economic, and political aspects of environmental issues. Specifically, students will understand environmentalism, basic ecology, population dynamics, natural resource issues, and the social, economic, and political issues involved in development of sustainable systems and viable environmental polices.
h) Students will be able to participate effectively in interdisciplinary problem-solving.
i) Students will be able to communicate effectively their positions regarding sustainability and environmental policy issues.
Sustainability and Environmental Policy Minor Advising Form