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 Department of Environmental Science and Policy offers a minor in environmental policy designed to develop a student's skills in applied policy analysis and formulation through a combination of multidisciplinary coursework.

Required Courses:
     ESP 220 Introduction to Environmental Policy
     ESP 326 Environmental Economics
          or ESP 327 Natural Resource Economics
     ESP 340 Environmental Regulations
     ESP 375 Environmental Risk Assessment & Management
     ESP 421 Natural Resource Policy

Choose one additional ESP/POS/ECO course approved by ESP advisor to obtain total of 18 credits.

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.

Contact Travis Wagner ( 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 DES Maine Office at 106 Bailey Hall on the Gorham Campus.