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What is Environmental Science & Policy?

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Environmental Science and Policy brings together the natural and social sciences and applies the principles to environmental problems. It encourages communication between the government, industry, organizations and citizens in an attempt to improve the quality of the environment.

As an Environmental Science and Policy student at Clarkson, you'll ask questions like, "How do we make trade-offs between the demands of society and the needs of nature?" Then you'll work towards finding those solutions.


Scientists aren't the only people working to solve today's environmental issues. Behind the scenes are policy makers who understand the environment, but also understand law, history, policy and ethics. This is what you can become as an Environmental Science & Policy Major at Clarkson.