Dec 03, 2023
The Environmental Management and Policy degree program provides training in
the economic, legal and policy aspects of environmental management and
regulation. In consultation with their faculty advisor, students may select an
area of specialization. This choice is based on the student’s intended career
area, or interest in further education. Four concentrations are designed specifically to train students to become effective enviromental professionals – Environmental Leadership and Communication , Enviromental Pre-Law, Policy Development and Analysis, and Quantitative Analysis. Two additional concentrations are designed specifically to train students who wish to pursue a career in the adventure recreation field – Adventure Recreation Business Management and Adventure Recreation Management .
Students in the Environmental Management and Policy program will find a
strong link between teaching and research. The faculty members are devoted to
their teaching and bring real world problems into the classroom In addition,
many opportunities are available for students to work on departmental research
projects, cooperative field experience, internships and study abroad.
Other programs offered by the Department of Resource Economics and Policy
include a Resource and Agribusiness Management degree, an Agribusiness Administration Concentration, an Equine Business Management Concentration and an International Concentration.
The Department of Resource Economics and Policy faculty also
cooperates in the college’s Ecology and Environmental Sciences Concentration
degree as well as various graduate degree programs.
The Environmental Management and Policy program provides a broad education in
economics, business and the technical areas required to manage environmental
resources. In addition, all of the Department’s programs help prepare students
for continued education in graduate programs.
The concentrations are based on a core academic foundation of management and policy course work along with courses in the biological and physical sciences. Building on this core academic program, each concentration contains courses that provide students with unique professional skills.
Human Values and Social Context
Mathematics and Statistics and Computers
Economic Foundation Courses
Adventure Recreation Business Management
Adventure Recreation Business Management is designed for students who want to own or operate an adventure sports business. Academic requirements include the core courses as well as
BUA 201 Principles of Financial Accounting I, BUA 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting, PRT 470 Principles of Tourism Management and Planning, REP 254 Introduction to Production Economics, REP 458 Principles of Resource Business Management, REP 459 Resource Based Business Finance, REP 465 Food and Fiber Marketing or REP 466 Internet Marketing: Food and Fiber Products, and REP 468 Quantitative Analysis and Forecasting.
Adventure Recreation Management
Adventure Recreation Management is designed for students who want to work for a public agency that manages recreational resources. Academic requirements include the core courses as well as BUA 201 Principles of Financial Accounting I or PAA 409 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting; PRT 352 Forest Recreation Management or PRT 355 Visitor Behavior and Management.
Environmental Leadership and Communication
Environmental Leadership and Communication is designed for students who wish to specialize in environmental advocacy or public relations, and work for an environmental organization, public agency, or private business. Academic requirements include the core courses as well as HTY 479 U.S. Environmental History, SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology, SOC 202 Social Problems, and SOC 302 Social Organization: The Macro Picture.
Environmental Pre-Law is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in environmental law. Academic requirements include the core courses as well as BUA 220 The Legal Environment of Business, ENG 206 Descriptive and Narrative Writing, ENG 212 Persuasive and Analytical Writing, and POS 282 Introduction to American Law.
Policy Development and Analysis
Policy Development and Analysis is designed for students who wish to work for a public agency or private business as an environmental policy analyst. Academic requirements include the core courses as well as BIO 444 Pesticides and the Environment, BUA 201 Principles of Financial Accounting I or PAA 409 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, and FTY 480 Applied Geographic Information Systems or SIE 271 Geographic Information Systems.
Quantitative Analysis is designed for students who wish to pursue a career applying mathematical and statistical methods to analyze environmental problems and assist with the design of environmental policies. Academic requirements include the core courses as well as
ECO 485 Introduction to Economic Statistics and Econometrics or MAT 437 Statistical Methods in Research, FTY 480 Applied Geographic Information Systems or SIE 271 Geographic Information Systems, MAT 127 Calculus II, and MAT 228 Calculus III.
Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Environmental Management and Policy,
the Policy Development and Analysis.
This is similar to the other concentrations; however, see specific concentrations for details.
First Year - First Semester
First Year - Second Semester
Second Year - First Semester
Second Year - Second Semester
Third Year - First Semester
Third Year - Second Semester
Fourth Year - First Semester
Fourth Year - Second Semester