Texas Tech University

Environmental Policy and Administration

The environmental concentration prepares students for careers in the administration of environmentally-based public service organizations. The curriculum provides students with the professional skills necessary to become effective environmental administrators. Students will learn the how theory, politics, and science drive environmental policymaking and how human-induced climate-change impacts administrative decision-making at all levels of government. The concentration required courses offer a mixture of classroom and hands-on experience to students seeking employment in the expanding field of environmental science and policy. These courses allow students to interact with international, national, state, and local environmental leaders as they learn to apply classroom knowledge and techniques to real life environmental problems. The environmental concentration requires that each student successfully complete nine (9) hours of core coursework: One three (3) hour science-based, one three (3) hour policy-based core course, and one three (3) hour elective core course from either the second semester (a) science-based and/or (b) policy-based second semester core course(s). In addition to these core courses and required environmental-based internship, students must also choose three electives with approval from an environmental-concentration advisor.

Concentration Requirements (9 hours)

PUAD 5322: Planning and Management of Weather and Climate Risks
PUAD 5333: Environmental Policy and Administration

One of the following:

Core Option A (Science-Emphasis)
PUAD 5323: Climate Science, Policy, and Solutions

Core Option B (Policy-Emphasis)
PUAD 5324: Energy, Climate, and Sustainability
PUAD 5327: Energy Policy and Administration

Electives (9 hours): Three courses as approved by advisor