University of Maryland - Environmental Science and Policy Program
College Park, MD 20742
Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP) is a multi-disciplinary undergraduate major co-sponsored by three Colleges and including eleven areas of concentration. While the Program is administratively housed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources(link is external), it is co-sponsored by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences(link is external) and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences(link is external). ENSP students learn about the natural sciences and human context of environmental problem-solving while completing a lower level, multi-disciplinary "core" and a structured, exploratory advising program.
All new ENSP students begin in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Once students choose their area of concentration, however, they move administratively to the College and academic department sponsoring the concentration.
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources(link is external) (AGNR):
• Environment & Agriculture (PSLA)
• Environmental Economics (AREC)
• Soil, Water & Land Resources (ENST)
• Wildlife Ecology & Management (ENSP)
• UNDECLARED in ENSP (AGNR) -- all new students start here, as Undeclared students
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences(link is external) (BSOS):
• Environmental Politics & Policy (GVPT)
• Global Environmental Change (GEOG)
• Land Use (GEOG)
• Marine & Coastal Management (GEOG)
• Society & Environmental Issues (SOCY)
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences(link is external) (CMNS):
• Biodiversity & Conservation Biology (BSCI)
• Environmental Geosciences & Restoration (GEOL)
Approximately half of ENSP students enroll in "science-oriented" concentrations; and half in "policy-oriented" concentrations. All graduates earn a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy: Concentration in (name of concentration).