Environmental Policy and Advocacy

About the Concentration in Environmental Policy and Advocacy

Are you interested in the management of natural resources and the development of public policy? How we respond to climate change, air and water pollution, fossil fuel depletion, and other environmental problems will significantly affect the health and well-being of our planet – and of us. Grounded in the sciences, this program aims to produce tomorrow’s environmental leaders.

You’ll gain from hands-on learning in the field and laboratories as you master key science concepts and develop strong critical-thinking skills. And you’ll explore current issues in energy, ecology, water resources, meteorology/climatology and more, with leading scientists, researchers, policymakers, and legislators.

Our graduates find positions in government, business, and education or continue their studies at the graduate level. One option for further study is Vermont Law School (VLS). NVU students may be eligible for a $15,000 annual scholarship while they pursue a VLS master’s degree in environmental law and policy or energy regulation and law, or, with the appropriate LSAT score, a law (J.D.) degree.

Secondary Licensure

Students who earn a bachelor of science degree in environmental science with a concentration in environmental policy and advocacy are eligible to pursue endorsement for secondary education teacher licensure. Learn more about licensure requirements here.