The minor in Applied Environmental Policy Analysis will provide students with a rigorous and in-depth study of the public sector environment, practice, and methods for analyzing and developing policy. Each course will also have the environment as a focus in the material, exams, and assignments. At the end of the minor, students will be able to recall and explain the basic rationales for public policies, apply rigorous research methods for evaluating policy, and integrate the elements of theory, methods, problem structuring, ethics, analysis and argumentation to generate reports useable in government and nonprofit management. The minor is appropriate for practicing professionals and current undergraduate students interested in expanding their applied evaluation skills and environmental policy expertise.

For further information on adding Applied Environmental Policy Analysis as a minor, please contact Lauren Tighe at or visit Clark C346.

Effective Spring 2014

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Students must complete each course in the minor with a grade of C or better.

Lower Division
POLS 101American Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3
POLS 103State and Local Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3
Upper Division
POLS 361U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy3
POLS 364Air, Climate, and Energy Policy Analysis3
POLS 459Program Evaluation for Public Administrators3
POLS 460Public Policy Process3
POLS 465Public Policy Analysis3
Program Total Credits:21