Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Certificate in Environmental Policy Analysis

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy offers a Certificate in Environmental Policy Analysis, designed for students and professionals in area industry, consulting, government, and non-governmental organizations. The certificate is designed to develop an individual's skills in identifying environmental policy problems, formulating policy solutions, and evaluating policies.

Candidates must apply to the chairperson of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, be assigned an advisor, and have their course of study approved by the department.

The certificate is awarded after the successful completion of 18-credit hours of study. The requirements for the certificate are successful completion of the following courses:

     ESP 203 Environmental Communication
     ESP 220 Introduction to Environmental Policy
     ESP 375 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
     ESP 340 Environmental Regulations
     ESP 421 Natural Resource Policy

Students also must select two courses from the following:
     ESP 212 Environmental Ethics
     ESP 275 Energy Use and Societal Adaptation
     ESP 326 Environmental Economics 
     ESP 327 Natural Resource Economics
     ESP 470 Solid Waste Planning & Policy
     ESP 475 Topics in Environmental Science
     POS 120 Government and Politics of Maine
     POS 361 Public Administration
     POS 406 Research in the European Union