Sustainable Development and Policy Concentration

This concentration explores theories of sustainable development and policy in order to:

  1. Understand the historical context and critically evaluate the current framework of natural resources and environmental policy
  2. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the conceptual elements of sustainability
  3. Communicate and evaluate issues in sustainable development policies and practices
  4. Examine how shifts in natural resources and environmental policy might contribute to sustainable development

 Degree Requirements

Core Requirements
ENS 551Environmental Natural Sciences4
ENS 552Environmental Social Sciences and Humanities4
ENS 553Research Methods in Environmental Studies4
Concentration Courses
ENS 571Sustainable Development4
ENS 581Environmental Policy and Analysis4
ENS 587Natural Resources: Policy and Administration4
Elective Courses
Select electives in consultation with academic advisor12
Closure
ENS 510Thesis4
or ENS 520 Graduate Project
Total Hours40