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 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 203 Environmental Communication
     ESP 220 Introduction to Environmental Policy
     ESP 340 Environmental Regulations
     ESP 375 Environmental Risk Assessment
     ESP 421 Natural Resource Policy
     ECO/ESP 326 Environmental Economics
          or ECO/ESP 327 Natural Resource Economics

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.

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.