Environmental Politics

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Political Science

Minor only

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Students in the minor program in environmental politics explore the local, national and international contexts within which key decisions about the environment are made. Courses examine philosophical and theoretical perspectives on the environment; ways in which different countries address issues of resource development and environmental regulations; international environmental laws, treaties, and institutions; relationships between environmental protection and national security; relationships between politics and environmental science; and the effects of environmental concerns on the international political economy.

The minor may be used in conjunction with any B.A. degree program, including political science, or as an optional addition to any B.S. degree program. For further information, contact the Department of Political Science.


  1. Complete the following*:
    PS F101--Introduction to American Government and Politics--3 credits
  2. Complete 12 elective political science credits from the following:
    PS F447--U.S. Environmental Politics--3 credits
    PS F454--International Law and the Environment--3 credits
    PS F455O--Political Economy of the Global Environment--3 credits
    PS F456O--Science, Technology and Politics--3 credits
    PS F458--Comparative Environmental Politics--3 credits
  3. Minimum credits required--15 credits

* PS F100X is recommended to fulfill the political economy requirement of the core curriculum.