BSPP specialization in Environmental Policy:

I. Foundations (15 credits)
  1. Economics 201: Introduction to Microeconomics
  2. Political Science 201: Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics
  3. Sociology 204: Introduction to Sociology
  4. Math 245: Math for Management, Life, and Social Sciences
    Or Statistics 201: Principles of Statistics
    Or Statistics 351: Introduction to Statistical Methods
II. Public Policy Core (22 credits)
  1. Political Science 331: State and Local Politics
  2. Political Science 371: Public Policy Problems
  3. Political Science 372: Public Administration
  4. Public Policy 407: Public Policy Professional Seminar (2 credits)
  5. Public Policy 413: Ethics in Public Policy
  6. Economics 435: The Political Economy
    Or Political Science 458: International Political Economy
    Or Sociology 360: Populations Trends and Policy
III. Methods and WIC (8 credits)
  1. Public Policy 421: Introduction to Policy Research
  2. Public Policy 422: Policy Analysis (WIC)
IV. BSPP Practice and Capstone (10 credits)
  1. PPOL 410: Internship/Work Experience
  2. Public Policy 406: Special Projects
V. Environmental Policy Specialization Electives (18-20 credits)

Select 18-20 credits from the list below. At least 14 credits must be in courses from the School of Public Policy.

  • AEC 253: Env’l Law, Policy, and Economics (4 cr) e
  • AEC 432: Environmental Law (4 cr) e
  • ECON 352: Environmental Economics and Policy (4 cr) e
  • ECON 439: Public Policy Analysis (4 cr) e (Prereq: Econ 311 or Econ 411)
  • ECON 466: Economics of Traditional and Renewable Energy (4 cr) e
  • FES 485: Consensus and Natural Resources (3 cr) e
  • FOR 460: Forest Policy (4 cr)
  • FOR 462: Natural Resource Policy and Law (3 cr)
  • FW 323: Management Principles of Pacific Salmon in the NW (3 cr)
  • FW 326: Integrated Watershed Management (3 cr) (Prereq: FW 251)
  • FW 340: Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (3 cr)
  • FW 350: Endangered Species, Society, and Sustainability (3 cr) (Prereq: FW 251)
  • FW 415: Fisheries and Wildlife in Law and Policy (3 cr)
  • FW 422: Introduction to Ocean Law (3 cr)             
  • GEOG 309: Environmental Justice (3 cr) e
  • PHL 440: Environmental Ethics (3 cr) e (Prereq: Phl 205 or Phl 342)
  • PS 374: Sustainable Living: Practices and Policies (4 cr) e
  • PS  455: The Politics of Climate Change (4 cr) e
  • PS 361: Environmental Political Theory (4 cr) e
  • PS 470: Global Food Politics and Policy (4 cr) e
  • PS 473: US Energy Policy (4 cr) e
  • PS 475: Environmental Politics and Policy (4 cr) e
  • PS 476: Science and Politics (4 cr) e
  • PS 478 Renewable Energy Policy (4 cr) e
  • SOC 381: Social Dimensions of Sustainability (4 cr) e
  • SOC 480: Environmental Sociology (4 cr) e
  • SOC 481: Society and Natural Resources (4 cr) e
  • WGSS 440: Women and Natural Resources (3 cr) e

*  “e” denotes courses offered online as well as on campus

VI. Learning Beyond the Major

Opportunities to put learning into practice are built into the BSPP curriculum. However, in seeking to maximize your educational experience, there are other opportunities students might consider. Internships, jobs, and volunteer work can broaden students’ understanding of how public policy is developed, applied, and/or experienced in the field. A minor or second major can allow a student to develop deeper content knowledge in the policy areas that interest them most. Study abroad programs deepen cross-cultural understanding and expose you to different systems and policymaking approaches. Consult with the BSPP advisor about complementing your major with the options that best fit your interests and goals.