Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management

(21 credit hours) The environmental policy and natural resource management concentration integrates public policy and environmental science perspectives covering a range of topics including the economic analysis of natural resource utilization and allocation.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)
SPEA-V 507 Data Analysis and Modeling for Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 625 Environmental Economics and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 643 Natural Resource Management and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 645 Environmental Law (3 cr.)
Electives (9 credit hours)

In consultation with your advisor, select one course in public policy and/or public management. A partial list includes:

SPEA-E 560 Environmental Risk Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 510 Government Regulation in Market Economies (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 518 Intergovernmental Systems Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 539 Management Science for Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 541 Benefit-Cost Analysis of Public and Environmental Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 640 Law, Public Management, and Public Policy (3 cr.)

In consultation with their advisors, students select two courses from one of the following groups or an equivalent course cluster:

Environmental Management

SPEA-E 536 Environmental Chemistry (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 539 Aquatic Chemistry (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 542 Hazardous Materials (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 552 Environmental Engineering (3 cr.)

Resource Management

SPEA-E 460 Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 461 Fisheries and Wildlife Management Laboratory (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 527 Applied Ecology (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 528 Forest Ecology and Management (3 cr.)
BIOL-L 575 Ecosystem Structure and Function (3 cr.)

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