BA in Environmental Analysis & Policy

Environmental Analysis & Policy majors are trained broadly in the social sciences with a clearly defined specialization in the environmental field. Students learn about the social and institutional framework in which environmental and natural resource planning, management, and policy making take place. Students take classes in the natural and physical sciences to ensure they understand the biophysical basis of environmental issues. Students gain a strong set of analytical tools that are needed by a growing number of government agencies, consulting firms, and nonprofit sectors that all deal with a wide range of environmental analysis or energy and environmental policy making.

Requirements

A major in Environmental Analysis & Policy requires the completion of 16 courses, approved by the student’s advisor, with a grade of C or higher. The 16 courses comprise six required principal courses, five required related courses, and five elective courses.

Unless otherwise noted, all required courses are 4 credit hours.

Principal Courses (six total)

  • CAS EC 101
  • CAS GE 100
  • CAS GE 309
  • CAS GE 375
  • CAS GE 420
  • CAS GE 425 or GE/IR 304

Required Related Courses (five total)

  • CAS BI 107
  • CAS BI 306
  • one of the following four courses:
    • CAS CH 171 (or CH 101)
    • CAS ES 105
    • CAS GE 101
    • CAS PY 105
    • one course in calculus (CAS MA 121 or MA 123)
    • one course in statistics (CAS MA 213 or CAS EC 203)

Electives (five total)

Five courses from the following list. The topical areas are meant to be suggestive only. Students may, with their advisor’s approval, substitute equivalent courses through the Washington Internship Program.

Environmental Modeling

  • CAS GE 302
  • CAS GE 365
  • CAS GE 440
  • CAS GE 445
  • CAS GE 448
  • CAS GE 501
  • CAS GE 502
  • CAS GE 505
  • CAS GE 512
  • CAS GE 517
  • CAS GE 519
  • CAS GE 550

Economic and Policy Analysis

  • CAS EC 201
  • CAS EC 320
  • CAS EC 337
  • CAS GE 250
  • CAS GE 304
  • CAS GE 404E
  • CAS GE 409E
  • CAS GE 460
  • CAS GE 519
  • CAS IR 304
  • CAS PO 241
  • CAS PO 544
  • CAS PO 625

Human Institutions

  • CAS AN 382
  • CAS EC 320
  • CAS GE 201
  • CAS GE 250
  • CAS GE 304
  • CAS GE 356
  • CAS GE 394
  • CAS GE 400
  • CAS GE 404E
  • CAS GE 409E
  • CAS GE 520
  • CAS GE 521
  • CAS GE 533
  • CAS GE 594
  • CAS HI 394
  • CAS IR 304
  • CAS IR 594
  • CAS SO 277

International Environmental Policy

  • CAS AN 382
  • CAS EC 320
  • CAS GE 201
  • CAS GE 250
  • CAS GE 304
  • CAS GE 356
  • CAS GE 394
  • CAS GE 404E
  • CAS GE 409E
  • CAS GE 521
  • CAS GE 594
  • CAS HI 351
  • CAS IR 304
  • CAS IR 373
  • CAS IR 390
  • CAS IR 395
  • CAS IR 536
  • CAS IR 573
  • CAS IR 594
  • CAS IR 595
  • CAS IR 597
  • CAS IR 599

Additionally, any two of the following courses may be applied as electives:

Ecuador Tropical Ecology Program

  • CAS BI/GE 438
  • CAS BI/GE 439
  • CAS BI/GE 440
  • And CAS BI/GE 441