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 successful completion of 18 credits of coursework with a minimum grade of C- or better.

Required Courses                                                                         
ESP 220 Introduction to Environmental Policy ( 3 cr.)                                        
ESP 340 Environmental Regulations (3 cr.)                                                          
ESP 375 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management (3 cr.)                  
ESP 421 Natural Resource Policy (3 cr.)                                                          
Two Environmental Policy Related Courses (6 cr.)

Candidates for admission must submit:

  • Online application for Certificate Program;
  • Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from secondary school and/or all colleges and universities from which you received a degree;
  • Additional or other special admission requirements specified by program.

The application for certificate programs is available online at the Office of Admissions Web site at http://usm.maine.edu/apply. Please note, students who are enrolled solely in an undergraduate certificate program are not eligible for Federal financial aid.