The environmental problems that threaten the planet on which our
society depends are complex, requiring us to integrate insights across
the disciplines. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of these
problems, students pursuing careers in the environment need significant
breadth of training in natural and social sciences and the humanities.
At the same time, students need to have an area of expertise, and so
should develop effective skills based on depth of training in a
specific area. In light of the need for an appropriate balance between
breadth and depth of training, the Environmental Science and Policy
program has been designed as a secondary major and a minor, each to be
pursued in conjunction with a primary major in another subject field.