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Environmental Policy - Post Baccalaureate Program - Curriculum


Courses in Environmental Policy further students' critical analysis skills through combined study of ecological issues and equitable policy practices.

Two (2) Required Courses:

POL 500 - Public Institutions and the Policy Process

POL 562 - Environmental Policy

Choose two (2) electives from the following list: 

POL 560 - Environmental Consequences of Globalization

POL 611 - Administrative Law

PST 661 - Environmental Law

POL 663 - Ocean Policy and Law

To view all course descriptions, visit our course catalog. Students can complete the certificate online within two semesters. 


The Certificate in Environmental Policy introduces students to environmental issues of local, state, regional, national, and global concern and strives:

To provide an understanding of the major ecological issuesTo develop students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills with an emphasis on policy analysisTo foster the development and implementation of environmentally sound policies and practices

Online programs and courses are offered by the Departments and Colleges of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth through UMass Dartmouth University Extension.