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Public Management and Policy: Environmental Policy

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Degree
Green Concentration: 
UA College: 
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Science
Degree/Minor Description: 

The program prepares students for managerial and administrative positions in local, state, or federal government agencies and nonprofit agencies. Students learn how public agencies handle budgetary, financial, personnel, and policymaking matters as well as core skills such as leadership and ethics related to policymaking and management. Students may choose to focus on environmental policy by taking courses such as Environmental Policy, Global Climate Change, and the Politics and Governance of Water. They may also choose to complete an internship focused on environment or natural resources. In addition to being prepared to working in government or nonprofit agencies, students will be prepared to further their studies in graduate school or law school.

Research Opportunities: 

Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy: The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education. The Center specializes in issues concerning environmental policy, immigration policy of the United States and indigenous nations policy.

Water Resources Research Center: The WRRC promotes understanding of critical state and regional water management and policy issues through research, community outreach and engagement, and public education.

Research Themes: 
Business and Economics
Climate and Adaptation
Food Systems and Security
Governance, Law, and Policy
Public Health
Urban Environment