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About Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior

  • How do human actions affect the environment?
  • How do societies adapt to changes in natural resource availability?
  • How do individuals, nations, and international agencies respond to environmental hazards?

These are the kinds of issues you’ll address when you major in Environmental Policy, Institutions and Behavior (EPIB). In this major you will examine the human dimensions of environmental conditions and problems.

Graduating with an EPIB major will allow you to understand and analyze the varied perspectives offered by the social and natural sciences regarding the causes and consequences of social, ecological, and environmental change. This includes interactions among natural resources, climate, population, energy use and technology, health, forces of globalization, social institutions, and cultural values. You will undertake your work guided by ethical considerations, and by identifying your own values with respect to environmental, health, and food issues.

Related Programs and Degrees

  • Certificate Program: International Agriculture/Environment
  • Minor: Sustainability