Environmental Science & Policy (BS)

Southern Oregon University

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


The Environmental Science and Policy (ES) major provides an integrated natural and social sciences approach to environmental decision-making, ecological issues, and human use of natural resources. The ES curriculum promotes interdisciplinary perspectives, providing analytical skills and problem-solving opportunities in each course. ES graduates are prepared to work effectively in environmentally related careers requiring both science and policy expertise and to pursue advanced degrees in specialty areas. ES majors take a common core of classes and develop an upper division focus area with an advisor. ES majors are required to complete an internship or practicum to provide valuable practical experience.