Major in Environmental Management

Study the environment—with a background in policy and law

Bolster your passion for the environment with a background in policy and law. By majoring in Environmental Management, you’ll learn to translate between the hard sciences and the policies and practices that governments, organizations, and businesses implement. Part of the Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs, you’ll be well grounded in environmental science topics while also studying management, risk assessment, environmental law, policy, and government finance. You’ll also have opportunities to witness how natural areas are managed in South Africa, research coral reefs in the Caribbean, or study abroad for a semester in the Netherlands.

Some of the jobs our recent grads have landed include:

  • Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, D.C.
  • Community and Economic Development Specialist, Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency, Louisville

Environmental management in action

Learn about an Environmental Management student who works towards sustainable food through IU Corps and the Campus Farm.

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my name is Adam deer Singh I'm a second
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year student at IU's studying
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environmental management through IU
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Corps I work with the farm and garden to
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help organize volunteers and lead those
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work days well the campus farm really
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gives back by embedding itself in part
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as part of the community so allowing
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students to to come and get their hands
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dirty and work within their food system
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but also we donate a lot of the food
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that we produce to local food banks I
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think that that feels really important
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because I know that we're not only
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producing food for people that need it
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the most but we're producing food in a
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way that is really ethical and
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sustainable and that in the end it's
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really healthy so it feels especially
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good knowing that we're doing good work
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for our community but also good work for
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our earth so I think any student that
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volunteers through I you Corps at the
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campus farm will find that educating
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themselves on the food system and
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becoming a part of that system is a
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really challenging but rewarding
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experience and that learning about where
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your food comes from and even the food
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that students will be eating on IU's
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campus can be a great opportunity
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you