Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Certificate in Environmental Policy Analysis

The certificate in environmental policy analysis is designed for students and professionals in area industry, consulting, government, and non-governmental organizations. The certificate is designed to develop skills in identifying environmental policy problems, formulating policy solutions, and evaluating policies.

The certificate is awarded after the successful completion of 18-credit hours of coursework with a minimum grade of C- or better.

Required Courses
ESP 220 Introduction to Environmental Policy 3
ESP 340 Environmental Regulations 3
ESP 375 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management 3
ESP 421 Natural Resource Policy 3
Electives (choose two)
ESP 203 Environmental Communication 3
ESP 212 Environmental Ethics 3
ESP 275 Energy Use and Societal Adaptation 3
ESP 326 Environmental Economics 3
ESP 327 Natural Resource Economics 3
ESP 470 Solid Waste Planning & Policy 3
POS 120 Government and Politics of Maine 3
POS 361 Public Administration 3
POS 406 Research in the European Union 3

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. Admission is open to undergraduates and graduates. Application for Certificate Enrollment.