Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning Minor

We offer the Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning minor, which gives students a great background in environmental policy and politics, land use planning, environmental analysis, policy evaluation, and public lands management. This minor dovetails nicely with majors such as political science, economics, green engineering, and even environmental education. It is a great choice for students who want to gain a greater understanding of environmental policy.

Minor Requirements

Course IDs Course Title Prerequisites Quarters Units
Recommended Preparation
ECN 1A Principles of Microeconomics None I, II, III, IV 4
Intro POL course POL 1 recommended None I, II, III 4
ESP 1 Environmental Analysis UWP 1 or ENL 3 or equivalent, sophomore standing I, IV 4
ESP 160 The Policy Process POL 1; ECN 1A and STA 13 recommended III 4
ESP 161 Environmental Law Upper division standing and one course in env science; POL 1 and UWP 1 recommended I, III 4
ESP 168A Methods of Environmental Policy Analysis ESP 1 or 10; STA 13 or 100; ECN 1A; ECN 100A recommended I 5
Select Two
ESP/ECI 163** Energy & Env Aspects of Transportation ECN 1A or ENG 106 I 4
ESP 165 Climate Policy ECN 1A, ESP 1, or consent of instructor I 3
ESP 166 Ocean & Coastal Policy ESP 1 or consent of instructor I 3
ESP 167** Energy Policy ECN 1A, MAT 16B or 17B or 21B, or consent of instructor II 4
ESP 168B Methods of Environmental Policy Evaluation ESP 168A III 4
ESP 169** Water Policy & Politics ECN 1A or POL 1 recommended III 3
ESP 171 Urban and Regional Planning ESP 1 or 161 or 179 recommended III, IV 4
ESP 172 Public Lands Management ECN 1A and POL 1 recommended I 4
ESP 174 Environmental Justice Policy & Practice ESP 1 or the equivalent recommended III 4
ESP 179 Environmental Impact Assessment ESP 1 or the equivalent II, IV 4

I = fall quarter, II = winter quarter, III = spring quarter, IV = summer session
*Course is offered in odd years only (2023, 2025, etc.)
**Course is offered in even years only (2024, 2026, etc.)