Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Faculty. http://desp.ucdavis.edu/faculty


(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Faculty. http://desp.ucdavis.edu/faculty

The Major Program

The major in environmental policy analysis and planning develops skills for designing and assessing sustainable policies for environmental quality and natural resource management.

Any student in good standing is eligible to transfer to the major; to do so, please see the staff advisor, Melissa Whaley, in 2134 Wickson Hall, or the master advisor, Prof. J. Sanchirico, in 2102 Wickson Hall.

The Program. This major provides students with a strong background in policy analysis, including the evaluation of policy alternatives and the study of factors affecting policy formulation and implementation. Key components of this interdisciplinary training include a general background in the natural sciences relevant to environmental policy, economics, political science, statistics, and research methodology to quantitatively analyze environmental problems and policy options. In addition, students are encouraged to develop substantive knowledge in a specific field of environmental policy, such as urban and regional planning, water policy, transportation and energy, climate policy, or conservation management.

Careers. Environmental policy analysis and planning graduates are prepared for employment in environmental, natural resource, energy, and transportation focused public agencies, consulting firms, non-governmental organizations, and businesses, or as legislative aides for elected representatives. The major is also excellent preparation for students who want to go on to graduate work in law, planning, public policy, political science, economics, or business.

Major Advisor. J. Sanchirico (Environmental Science and Policy)

English Composition and Public Speaking Requirement
Units: 3-8
Choose one:
0-4
UWP 101
Advanced Composition (Active)
4
UWP 102A
Writing in the Disciplines: Special Topics (Active)
4
UWP 102B
Writing in the Disciplines: Biology (Active)
4
UWP 102C
Writing in the Disciplines: History (Active)
4
UWP 102D
Writing in the Disciplines: International Relations (Active)
4
UWP 102E
Writing in the Disciplines: Engineering (Active)
4
UWP 102F
Writing in the Disciplines: Food Science and Technology (Active)
4
UWP 102G
Writing in the Disciplines: Environmental Writing (Active)
4
UWP 104A
Writing in the Professions: Business Writing (Active)
4
UWP 104B
Writing in the Professions: Law (Active)
4
UWP 104C
Writing in the Professions: Journalism (Active)
4
UWP 104D
Writing in the Professions: Elementary and Secondary Education (Active)
4
UWP 104E
Writing in the Professions: Science (Active)
4
Passing the Upper Division English Composition exam.
0
Choose one:
4
CMN 001
Introduction to Public Speaking (Active)
4
CMN 003
Interpersonal Communication Competence (Active)
4
DRA 010
Introduction to Acting (Active)
4
Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 46-52
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 010
Everyday Biology (Active)
4
or
BIS 010V
General Biology (Discontinued)
4
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
or
CHE 010
Concept of Chemistry (Active)
4
PHY 001A
Principles of Physics (Active)
3
Choose one:
3-5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
PHY 001B
Principles of Physics (Active)
3
PLS 021
Application of Computers in Technology (Active)
3
or
SAS 018
GIS and Society (Active)
3
ECN 001A
Principles of Microeconomics (Active)
4
ECN 001B
Principles of Macroeconomics (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-5
ANS 001
Domestic Animals and People (Active)
4
ATM 060
Introduction to Atmospheric Science (Active)
4
ESM 100
Principles of Hydrologic Science (Active)
4
GEL 001
The Earth (Active)
4
GEL 134
Environmental Geology and Land Use Planning (Active)
3
PLS 012
Plants and Society (Active)
4
WFC 011
Introduction to Conservation Biology (Active)
3
ESP 001
Environmental Analysis (Active)
4
MAT 016A
Short Calculus (Active)
3
MAT 016B
Short Calculus (Active)
3
or
MAT 017A
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017B
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
or
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
POL 001
American National Government (Active)
4
STA 013
Elementary Statistics (Active)
4
or
STA 032
Gateway to Statistical Data Science (Active)
4
Satisfaction of General Education requirement.
 
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 49-51
Students must take these units on a letter grade basis, and must attain an overall grade point average of 2.000 or higher in the Depth Subject Matter courses.
 
ESP 110
Principles of Environmental Science (Active)
4
ESP 160
The Policy Process (Active)
4
ESP 161
Environmental Law (Active)
4
ESP 168A
Methods of Environmental Policy Evaluation (Active)
5
ESP 168B
Methods of Environmental Policy Analysis (Active)
4
ESP 178
Applied Research Methods (Active)
4
ESP 179
Environmental Impact Assessment (Active)
4
Choose one:
4-5
ARE 106
Econometric Theory and Applications (Active)
4
SOC 106
Intermediate Social Statistics (Active)
5
STA 100
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (Active)
4
STA 103
Applied Statistics for Business and Economics (Active)
4
STA 108
Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis (Active)
4
ARE 100A
Intermediate Microeconomics: Theory of Production and Consumption (Active)
4
or
ECN 100
Intermediate Micro Theory (Active)
4
ABT 150
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
ARE 176
Environmental Economics (Active)
4
ECN 125
Energy Economics (Historical)
4
ESP 175
Natural Resource Economics (Active)
4
Choose one:
4-5
ABT 181N
Concepts and Methods in Geographic Information Systems (Active)
4
ABT 182
Environmental Analysis using GIS (Active)
4
ESM 185
Aerial Photo Interpretation and Remote Sensing (Active)
4
ESM 186
Environmental Remote Sensing (Active)
5
Areas of Specialization; choose one
Units: 12-17
Students must choose courses in the Areas of Specialization that have not been taken in the Depth Subject Matter.
 
City & Regional Planning
 
ESP 171
Urban and Regional Planning (Active)
4
ESP 172
Public Lands Management (Historical)
4
Choose one:
3-4
ECI 165
Transportation Policy (Active)
3
ESP 163
Energy and Environmental Aspects of Transportation (Active)
4
Choose one:
2-5
AHI 168
Great Cities (Active)
4
CRD 149
Community Development Perspectives on Environmental Justice (Active)
4
CRD 152
Community Development (Active)
4
CRD 156
Community Economic Development (Active)
5
CRD 171
Housing and Social Policy (Active)
4
ETX 110
Toxic Tragedies and Their Impact on Society (Active)
2
ESP 173
Land Use and Growth Controls (Active)
4
POL 100
Local Government and Politics (Active)
4
Climate Change Policy
 
ESP 165N
Climate Policy (Discontinued)
3
Choose one:
4
ARE 176
Environmental Economics (Active)
4
ECN 125
Energy Economics (Historical)
4
ESP 163
Energy and Environmental Aspects of Transportation (Active)
4
ESP 167
Energy Policy (Active)
4
ESP 171
Urban and Regional Planning (Active)
4
Choose two:
6-8
ATM 116
Modern Climate Change (Active)
3
ATM 133
Biometeorology (Active)
4
ATM 160
Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (Active)
4
ESM 131
Air as a Resource (Active)
3
ESM 116N (Nonexistent)
 
SAS 025
Global Climate Change: Convergence of Biological, Geophysical, & Social Sciences (Active)
4
SAS 025V
Global Climate Change: Convergence of Biological, Geophysical, & Social Sciences (Active)
4
Conservation Management
 
Choose two:
6-8
ESP 166N
Ocean and Coastal Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 169
Water Policy and Politics (Active)
3
ESP 170
Conservation Biology Policy (Active)
4
ESP 172
Public Lands Management (Historical)
4
Choose one:
3-5
ENH 160
Restoration Ecology (Active)
3
ESM 141
Role of Fire in Natural Ecosystems (Active)
4
ESM 100
Principles of Hydrologic Science (Active)
4
ESM 121
Water Science and Management (Active)
3
ESP 127
Plant Conservation Biology (Active)
4
EVE 115
Marine Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 138
Ecology of Tropical Latitudes (Active)
5
WFC 154
Conservation Biology (Active)
4
WFC 155
Habitat Conservation and Restoration (Active)
3
Choose one:
4
AAS 176
The Politics of Resources (Active)
4
AAS 177
Politics of Life in Africa (Active)
4
ARE 115A
Economic Development (Active)
4
ANT 103
Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Conservation (Active)
4
ASA 114
Asian Diasporas (Active)
4
CHI 112
Globalization, Transnational Migration, and Chicana/o and Latina/o Communities (Active)
4
CRD 153A
International Community Development: Asia (Active)
4
CRD 153B
International Community Development: Europe (Active)
4
CRD 153C
International Community Development: Africa (Active)
4
IRE 104
The Political Economy of International Migration (Active)
4
SOC 145A
Sociology of Third World Development (Active)
4
Energy & Transportation Planning
 
Choose one:
3-4
ECN 125
Energy Economics (Historical)
4
ENG 106
Engineering Economics (Active)
3
ESP 175
Natural Resource Economics (Active)
4
Choose two:
7-8
ECI 165
Transportation Policy (Active)
3
ESP 163
Energy and Environmental Aspects of Transportation (Active)
4
ESP 167
Energy Policy (Active)
4
ESP 172
Public Lands Management (Historical)
4
Choose one:
3-4
ATM 116
Modern Climate Change (Active)
3
ECI 123
Urban Systems and Sustainability (Active)
4
ECI 143
Green Engineering Design and Sustainability (Active)
4
ENG 160
Environmental Physics and Society (Active)
3
ESM 131
Air as a Resource (Active)
3
GEL 130
Non-Renewable Natural Resources (Active)
3
Environmental Policy & Politics
 
Choose one:
4
POL 100
Local Government and Politics (Active)
4
POL 104
California State Government and Politics (Active)
4
POL 105
The Legislative Process (Active)
4
POL 107
Environmental Politics and Administration (Active)
4
POL 109
Public Policy and the Governmental Process (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
POL 162
Elections and Voting Behavior (Active)
4
POL 164
Public Opinion (Active)
4
POL 165
Mass Media and Politics (Active)
4
POL 170
Political Psychology (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-4
ECI 165
Transportation Policy (Active)
3
ESP 165N
Climate Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 166N
Ocean and Coastal Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 167
Energy Policy (Active)
4
ESP 169
Water Policy and Politics (Active)
3
ESP 170
Conservation Biology Policy (Active)
4
ESP 171
Urban and Regional Planning (Active)
4
ESP 172
Public Lands Management (Historical)
4
Choose one:
4
ARE 106
Econometric Theory and Applications (Active)
4
ARE 176
Environmental Economics (Active)
4
ECI 153
Deterministic Optimization and Design (Active)
4
ECN 130
Public Microeconomics (Active)
4
ESP 175
Natural Resource Economics (Active)
4
Integrative Policy
 
Students choosing this individualized track must consult with a faculty adviser to identify an area of emphasis within this track and to select four upper division courses with a common theme. Possible areas of emphasis are marine policy, pollutants in the environment, planning in the presence of environmental hazards, sustainable development, or environmental and natural resource economics. If you are considering this track, please contact the major adviser as soon as possible.
 
Water Management
 
Choose two:
6
ESP 166N
Ocean and Coastal Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 169
Water Policy and Politics (Active)
3
HYD 150
Water Law (Active)
3
Choose two:
6-8
ESM 100
Principles of Hydrologic Science (Active)
4
ESM 121
Water Science and Management (Active)
3
ESP 151
Limnology (Active)
4
ESP 155
Wetland Ecology (Active)
4
GEL 134
Environmental Geology and Land Use Planning (Active)
3
HYD 141
Physical Hydrology (Active)
4
HYD 143
Ecohydrology (Active)
4
SSC 118
Soils in Land Use and the Environment (Active)
4
WFC 120
Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
BIS 124
Coastal Marine Research (Active)
6
ESP 116N
Oceanography (Active)
3
ESP 124
Marine and Coastal Field Ecology (Active)
3
ESP 150C
Biological Oceanography (Active)
4
ESP 152
Coastal Oceanography (Active)
3
Total: 110-128

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Faculty. http://desp.ucdavis.edu/faculty

The faculty for environmental policy analysis and planning offers the following minor. The Environmental Policy Analysis minor is for natural and social science students desiring basic training in policy analysis theory and methods.

Minor Advisor. J. Sanchirico (Environmental Science and Policy)

Environmental Policy Analysis
Units: 23-25
Preparation:
 
ECN 001A
Principles of Microeconomics (Active)
4
Basic course in political science.
 
ESP 001
Environmental Analysis (Active)
4
ESP 160
The Policy Process (Active)
4
ESP 161
Environmental Law (Active)
4
ESP 168A
Methods of Environmental Policy Evaluation (Active)
5
Choose two:
 
ESP 163
Energy and Environmental Aspects of Transportation (Active)
4
ESP 165N
Climate Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 166N
Ocean and Coastal Policy (Discontinued)
3
ESP 167
Energy Policy (Active)
4
ESP 168B
Methods of Environmental Policy Analysis (Active)
4
ESP 169
Water Policy and Politics (Active)
3
ESP 171
Urban and Regional Planning (Active)
4
ESP 172
Public Lands Management (Historical)
4
ESP 179
Environmental Impact Assessment (Active)
4
Total: 23-25