As a Union College Environmental Policy major, you will have a multidisciplinary learning experience that draws on courses in the social sciences, humanities, physical sciences and engineering.
Our Environmental Policy program has been designed to bring you into the discussion on today's most pressing issues, such as global warming and the search for renewable energy.
This major offers four different areas of concentration: environmental law and management; environmental problems and response; marine studies; and energy and sustainability. Hands-on opportunities are built into every aspect of the program.
Study abroad, internships
You can take advantage of our Australia (Brisbane) and Brazil (São Paulo) terms abroad; a mini-term in New Zealand; and a community service mini-term in Louisiana. Environmental Policy majors who are juniors can also pursue an internship with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), which offers practical work experience in a variety of aspects of environmental regulation and policy.
You will be pointed on the road to rewarding careers in public policy analysis, environmental law, market analysis, green industries consulting and much more.
What some of our graduates are doing:
Assistant project manager, Triumvirate
Environmental Environmental scientist, Carriage House Consulting Inc.
Environmental specialist, Town of Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Financial associate, Fidelity Investments
Assistant project manager, Ajax Partners LLC
Estuary stewardship outreach and education, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation