Environmental Policy

The environmental policy minor at Pacific University takes an interdisciplinary approach to building an understanding of the complex issues in the environment. Students gain basic knowledge of environmental science, along with the economics, politics, history and ethics that play into every decision around the environment. They obtain the understanding to effectively participate in decisions that affect environmental resources, as well as technical skills, such as spreadsheet analysis, GIS mapping and lab sciences, that will serve them in several fields.

Program Highlights

  • Draw information from a variety of disciplines in the natural and social sciences.
  • Develop understanding of complex scientific and human issues facing the environment.
  • Gain the knowledge to participate in decisions around environmental resources.
  • Build skills in spreadsheet analysis, GIS mapping and lab sciences.


The environmental policy minor includes interdisciplinary coursework including environmental science and biology, economics, politics, law, psychology and history.

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