Environmental Analysis and Policy

Boston University


Students in the Environmental Analysis & Policy major are trained broadly in the social sciences with a clearly defined specialization in the environmental field. Students receive an extensive introduction to the principle energy, resource, and environmental issues that confront society, and the analytical tools that are used to understand them. Such tools include cost-benefit analysis, basic computer modeling skills, policy formulation and analysis, technology assessment, and statistics. Students learn about the social and institutional framework in which environmental and natural resource planning, management, and policy making take place. Students take classes in the natural and physical sciences to ensure they understand the biophysical basis of environmental issues. Students are encouraged to utilize environmental courses in special programs such as the Washington Internship Program and the School for Field Studies. A number of students double major in related disciplines such as mathematics, economics, political science, international relations, and geography.


  • Institution Name: Boston University
  • Department: Earth and Environment
  • Address: 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215
  • Website: https://www.bu.edu/


  • Name: Sayaka Yamaki
  • Title: Undergraduate Program Coordinator
  • Email: syamaki@bu.edu
  • Phone: 617-358-0499