22. Science and Policy

The goal of this focal study is to give students interested in the role of science in political policy the scientific background to make informed political descisions with respect to scientific policy. Additionally, this focal study will give students the means of disseminating information regarding scientific policy to the general public or elected officials.

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete two courses from the first cluster and one course from the second cluster.


First Cluster (complete 2 courses)
ECON 333/ENV 333  Environmental Economics  4 credits
PH 101 Public Health 4 credits
PHIL 307/DS 307   Ethics, Medicine and Health Care  4 credits
POLS 140  Introduction to U.S. Politics 4 credits    
POLS 224/ENV 224 Environmental Politics   4 credits
POLS 302     Parties and Elections  4 credits
POLS 304   Community Politics   4 credits 
POLS 306 Presidency and Congress 4 credits 


Second Cluster (complete 1 course)
BIOL 170 Human Genetics 4 credits
BIOL 305  Ecology 4 credits
BIOL 325/ENV 325 Conservation Biology 4 credits    
BIOL 330 Genetics  4 credits
CHEM 110 Chemistry and Your Environment 2 credits
CHEM 460 Environmental Chemistry  2 credits 
ENV 200 Introduction to Environmental Science 4 credits 
PHY 110 Physics of Everyday Phenomena 4 credits 
PHY 160/ENV 160 Energy and the Environment 4 credits 
PHY 325 Modern Topics in Physics 4 credits