Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Minor in Environmental Policy

Career Options

  • Sustainability Manager
  • Environmental Manager
  • Regulatory Compliance Specialist
  • Environmental Policy Analysis
  • Researcher
  • Environmental Advocacy

The minor in environmental policy is designed to develop skills in applied policy analysis and formulation through a combination of multidisciplinary coursework.

All courses taken to satisfy the requirements for a minor in environmental policy must be completed with a grade of C- or better. This minor is not available to students pursuing a BA in Environmental Planning and Policy. Environmental Science majors may double-count up to 9 credits of courses used in their major toward use in the minor. 18 credits of coursework are required for the minor.

Required Courses Credits
ESP 220 Introduction to Environmental Policy 3
ESP 326 Environmental Economics or ESP 327 Natural Resource Economics 3
ESP 340 Environmental Regulations 3
ESP 375 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management 3
ESP 421 Natural Resource Policy 3
Choose one additional ESP/POS/ECO course approved by a department faculty advisor. 3

Contact Travis Wagner (travis.wagner@maine.edu) for questions regarding the Minor in Environmental Policy.

To enroll in the minor, download and complete a Declaration of Minor Form and bring it to the ESP Maine Office at 106 Bailey Hall on the Gorham Campus.