Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy examines the human dimensions of environmental problems. It addresses such issues as how human actions affect the environment; how societies adapt to changes in natural resource availability; and how individuals, nations, and international agencies respond to environmental hazards. Students should be prepared to deal with local, regional, and national differences in the use of resources; social and environmental aspects of health and illness; alternative strategies for environmental management; the ethical, moral, and legal dimensions of environmental and resource issues; and the roles of governmental and non-governmentalat. 

Quick Facts

  • Total classes:
  • Weeks per class:
  • Total Credit Hours:
  • Average classes:
  • Total Faculty:
  • Scholarships:
  • Next Start Date:
  • Applications Due:
Your Career in Environmental Studies
Recommended Minors
  • Political Science – equips students to understand political life, to be effective citizens, and to achieve positions of political leadership.
  • Economics – prepares students to be able to apply the theory of economic issues and policies.
  • Sociology – studies groups, the ways people behave in groups and how an individual’s attitudes and actions are influenced by them.
  • Psychology – courses can complement their overall liberal arts education.
Types of Employers
Non-Profit and Private
  • Agricultural organizations
  • Chemical manufacturers
  • Colleges and universities
  • Dairy industry
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Food and beverage companies
  • Food marketing chains
  • Insurance companies
  • Seed and grain corporations
Government Agencies
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Agronomy
  • Bureau of Economics
  • Department of Energy
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Department of Transportation
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Food and Drug Administration
Environmental Studies Graduates’ Positions
  • Project Coordinator, Great Plains Institute
  • Process Analyst, Agstar Financial Services
  • Environmental Consulting Associate, Vieau Associates Inc.
  • Protection Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Environmental Consultant (Kate Sinner)
  • The Nature Conservency, Lobbyist (Stephanie Pinkalla)
  • Environmental Health Specialist, Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health (Sophia Walsh)