The Department of Environmental Science & Policy (ESP) is an interdisciplinary unit offering a B.A. in Environmental Planning & Policy, a B.S. in Environmental Science and an Environmental Science major with a Secondary Teacher Education Track (6 – 12).

We have accelerated programs allowing students in the B.A. program to work towards a Master’s degree in Policy, Planning, & Management , a Master’s in Leadership Studies, or J.D. of Law.

We have transfer agreements with Maine community colleges (YCCC, KVCC & SMCC).

We also offer minors or certificates in Sustainability, Environmental Science, and Environmental Policy.

Our curriculum prepares students for a variety of professional roles in the environmental field as well as for graduate school.

As an ESP student, you will:

  • Participate in classes designed to be hands-on, focusing on identifying and solving local and regional environmental problems.
  • Learn to analyze environmental data and problems in the field and work with diverse community, government, and industry interests.
  • Have professors who care about you and your career.
  • Work with environmental professionals through our internship program.
  • Develop a portfolio that can be shown to prospective employers and graduate schools.
  • Become part of a community through field immersion weekend, collaborative projects, and student group activities.