BA Environmental Policy
Coming Soon - 2014!
From local land use to international climate conventions, policy plays a key role in environmental sustainability. Effective policies can enhance environmental and social sustainability by encouraging actions that protect environmental health, sustain agriculture and open space, preserve biodiversity, and reduce pollution. In contrast, poorly designed policies can create and/or exacerbate environmental problems and social inequities by allowing actions that degrade ecosystems and human communities.
Undergraduates studying Environmental Policy at Loyola University Chicago develop a solid foundational understanding of environmental science, the ability to analyze policies and assess their implications for sustainability, knowledge of the policy-making process and opportunities to influence it, and skills to communicate and collaborate with diverse stakeholders in environmental decision-making. In addition to coursework, we encourage students to engage directly with environmental policy through service-learning, internships, undergraduate research, and/or study abroad. The B.A. in environmental policy prepares students for careers in government, not-for-profit organizations, and consulting, or to pursue advanced study in environmental policy, public administration, urban and regional planning, natural resource management, or law.