Environmental Science & Policy Minor

College of William & Mary

Date Posted: April 12, 2018
Submitted by: Jade Chalkley
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor


The environmental problems that threaten the planet on which our society depends are complex, requiring us to integrate insights across the disciplines. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of these problems, students pursuing careers in the environment need significant breadth of training in natural and social sciences and the humanities. At the same time, students need to have an area of expertise, and so should develop effective skills based on depth of training in a specific area. In light of the need for an appropriate balance between breadth and depth of training, the Environmental Science and Policy program has been designed as a secondary major and a minor, each to be pursued in conjunction with a primary major in another subject field.