Planning and Administration Track

The Planning and Administration track is intended to bridge the gap between scientists gathering environmental data and administrators who formulate and implement programs and policies. This track will train students to work with numerous experts from diverse fields, to synthesize various and often conflicting perspectives, and to arrive at viable and practical solutions. Students will also learn to communicate scientific research to audiences as diverse as government agencies, citizen committees, corporate decision-makers, and the general public.

Employment for graduates may be found in both public and private agencies with environmental concerns. An especially effective and marketable skill developed in this track is the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which allows scientists and planners to map, analyze, and even predict environmental data based on location.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Matthew Connolly
Planning & Administration Track Coordinator
Burdick Hall, Room 318A

Please refer to theĀ undergraduate bulletin for the current degree requirements and a description of courses offered from the Planning and Administration Course Checklist.