BSc Minor Environmental Policy and Management (WUEPM) / BSc


This BSc minor focuses on the social and economical causes of environmental problems and the social, economic and communicative methods and policy instruments of solving them. The courses provide introductory and advanced levels of analysis of national and international environmental policy making, environmental management and environmental communication.
For BSc students in the fields of environmental technology, soil, water and atmosphere, system analysis, forestry and nature, or geography this BSc minor offers the possibility to add social-scientific understanding of environmental issues to their curriculum.
For BSc students with a social scientific background, such as development studies, consumer studies or communication the BSc minor offers the possibility to build in an environmental profile in their programs.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this minor students are expected to be able to:
- explain the current theories and models of (environmental) policy formulation, implementation and evaluation; - environmental communication strategies and environmental management in industry;
- distinghuish the key actors and multiple levels involved in environmental policy making as well as the interactions between them;
- apply methods and techniques for analyzing and evaluating environmental policy, communication and management;
- understand the basic principles of environmental economics and policy;
- apply these principles on key issues of climate change;
- understand the positions of the various countries and regions in the climate debate;
- understand the main potentials and limitations of the variety of environmental communication strategies.

BSc Minor Coordinator

Dr ir B.J.M. van Vliet
Phone: 0317-(4)82473

Target Group

This minor is interesting for a broad variety of BSc study programmes, including Non-WU BSc's in Environmental Sciences, Forestry and Nature, Geography and Earth Sciences.

Components of the BSc Minor