The Environmental Management & Protection program is an undergraduate, interdisciplinary course of study integrating the biophysical and social/economical/political sciences. The curriculum emphasizes management and protection of ecosystem structures and processes that sustain uses of environmental resources. The major will provide students with the science and management background in natural resources that, when properly integrated, can guide consumptive uses of resources in a sustainable manner.
Students are prepared for a broad range of professional careers in environmental science and management. Graduates are educated in environmental assessment, impact analysis, and management of natural resources. Knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment is balanced with study of other theories and practices to solving social conflicts over the environment.
The Environmental Management and Protection (ENVM) major is endorsed by the California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP). The AEP is a professional association representing the full range of environmental professions, both private and public sector. The AEP has partnered with the NRM Department to provide students in the ENVM major with several paid internships in major environmental consulting companies each year, and a $1000 scholarship for new students.