Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy & Planning

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In the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy and Planning, you’ll build a strong foundation in the political, economic and cultural approaches to studying the environment and identify the causes, as well as consequences, of unsustainable development. You’ll take courses about:

  • International political economy
  • Environmental politics and policy
  • Urban environments
  • Indigenous rights
  • Politics of development, scarcity and security

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Environmental Policy and Planning Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Fight climate change and protect the environment. Policy makers determine policy and planning which shapes the world in which we live. Change policy and planning, change the world!

Required Foundational Core
PLAN 201INTRODUCTION TO URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING5
POLI 100INTRODUCTION TO US POLITICS5
POLI 203INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS5
POLI 204INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS5
Required Disciplinary Core
PLAN 430ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING5
POLI 322INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY5
POLI 324COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL WATER POLICY5
POLI 327POLITICS OF DEVELOPING NATIONS5
POLI 420GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS 5
Methods Requirement–choose two 9-10
FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORY
STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
GIS FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL ANALYSIS
Electives–choose one course from each category 15
Climate Change and Sustainability
COMPARATIVE URBANIZATION
LAND USE PLANNING
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COMPARATIVE POLITICS (variable title)
Environmental Law and Policy
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS
PLANNING, POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY
INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
TOPICS IN POLITICAL THEORY (variable title)
TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COMPARATIVE POLITICS (variable title)
Social and Environmental Justice
TRIBAL GOVERNANCE
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL PROBLEMS
TOPICS IN POLITICAL THEORY (variable title)
Capstone and Portfolio Assessment6
SENIOR CAPSTONE: GLOBALIZATION
and PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT
Total Credits75-76

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