Environmental Politics and Policy Analysis

The Environmental Politics and Policy Analysis concentration is designed to offer an understanding of the interplay among policy, politics, and economics in the environmental realm. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, the concentration provides students with the methodological and analytic skills necessary to analyze environmental policy issues.

2020-21 Graduate Bulletin Concentration Description

 Concentration Requirements

  • P S 5001 - Scope and Methods (3)
  • P S 5002 - Research Methods and Statistics (3)

  • P S 5900 - Internship in Public Affairs (3-6)*

  • P S 5670 - Advanced Environmental Politics (3)

  • ECO 5621 - Environmental Economics and Policy (3)

  • ECO 5660 - Benefit-Cost Analysis (3)

  • P A 5180 - Public Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation (3)

  • 9-12 hours of graduate electives in consultation with the program director; with at least one from the following: 

    • P S 5010 - Seminar in Political Philosophy (3)
    • P S 5020 - Pro-Seminar in International Relations (3)
    • P S 5030 - Seminar in American Government and Politics (3)
    • P S 5040 - Pro-Seminar in Comparative Politics (3)
    • P S 5150 - Seminar in Public Policy (3)
    • P A 5060 - Seminar in Public Administration (3)
    • PLN 5460 - Environmental Policy and Planning (3)

Environmental Politics and Economics Faculty 

University Centers and Academic Units related to the Environment

Recent Alumni Placement

  • Social Scientist at South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Charleston, SC

  • Managing Editor at PS: Political Science & Politics, Washington D.C.

  • Finance and Administration Manager at U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Washington D.C.

  • Administrative Assistant for Kids in Parks at Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Asheville, NC

  • Government Relations Associate at Patient Services, Inc., Richmond, VA

  • Transportation Analyst at Wake County Government, Raleigh, NC

  • Doctoral Student, Purdue University

  • Doctoral Candidate, Michigan State University

  • Doctoral Candidate, University of North Carolina at Charlotte