Environmental Policy & Project Management

The Environmental Policy and Project Management Major

The Environmental Policy and Project Management degree combines a basic background in environmental sciences with courses in policy, sociology, business, and project management. For students interested in the societal aspects of environmental problems, and who want to pursue careers in environmental policy, environmental protection, non-profit management, or desire skills in project management.

Degree Requirements (67 credits):

FOUNDATION IN SCIENCE: (11)

  • ES 121 Environmental Science (3)
  • EAS 101 Earth Science (4)
  • BI 101 Life Science (4)

HUMANS IN THE ENVIRONMENT: (12)

  • SO 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • PHIL 206 Environmental Ethics (3) or PHIL 208 Bioethics (3)
  • ES 205 Human Ecology (3)
  • SO 360 Environmental Sociology (3)

TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS: (11)

  • GIS 110 Intro to GIS (2)
  • MA 207 Elementary Statistics (3)
  • ES 395 Communication in Environmental Research
  • ES 401 Environmental Impact Assessment (3)

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING and INTEGRATION: (6)

  • ES 200 Environmental Beta (2)
  • ES 496 Environmental Internship (3)
  • ES 400 Environmental Omega (1)

PROJECT , POLICY, MANAGEMENT (12)

  • BA 204 Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • BA 228 Intro to Non-Profits (3)
  • or PGMT 210 Project Plan Sched Est (3) or EC 203 Proj Econ (3)
  • ES 220 Topics in Conservation Biology (3)
  • PO 321 : Citizenship: Think Global Act Local (3) or PO 330 Green Political Thought (3)

PLUS 15 SELECTED FROM THE FOLLOWING: (15)

General course recommendations:

  • CO 215 Introduction to Public Relations I
  • CO 206 Small Group Communication
  • CO 320 Organizational Communication
  • ENGR 326 Energy and the Environment
  • ES 300 Environmental Field Studies (e.g. Winter Ecology in Yellowstone, Alaska Landscape Dynamics, Tropical Ecology, Natural History of Montana)
  • HS 329 Public Health and the Environment

Recommended courses for careers in environmental project management:

  • BA 306 Marketing
  • BA 375 Fundamentals of Management
  • BA 301 Business Law I
  • BA 302 Business Law II
  • PMGT 220 Project Risk Management
  • PMGT 310 Project Leadership

Recommended courses for careers in environmental sociology:

  • AN/SO 218 Native American Studies
  • SO 314 Sociology of Law
  • SO 351 Medical Sociology

Recommended for careers in public policy:

  • PO 230 Montana Politics
  • PO 244 Contemporary Global Issues

Recommended field courses:

  • ES 300A Winter Ecology in Yellowstone
  • ES 300B Alaska Landscape Dynamics
  • ES 300C Tropical Ecology
  • ES 300D Natural History of Montana