Environmental Policy and Planning Course List

NRE 509  Ecology: Concepts and Applications (F) 4 credits
NRE 510  The Science and Practice of Social Change (F) 3 credits
Integrated Analytic Methods & Skills Requirement 2 courses; 3 credits min

EPP Core
NRE 562   Environmental Policy, Politics and Organizations 3 credits (F)
UP 524, NRE 687,  or approved equivalent   Environmental Planning 3-4 credits (F or W)
Additional Policy and Planning Courses (others approved by advisor)

Additional Policy or Planning Courses

NRE 475/ENVIRON 475/EHS 588   Environmental Law (F)
NRE 592/UP 502   Environmental Planning (F)
NRE 565   Principles for Transition: Food, Fuel and Finance in a Biophysically Constrained, Ethically Challenged World (F)
NRE 532   Natural Resources Conflict Management (W)
NRE 533   Negotiation Skills in Environ Dispute Resolutions (F)
NRE 566   Public Opinion and the Environment (F)
NRE 527/BE 527   Energy Markets and Energy Politics (F)
NRE 687   Landscape Planning and Analysis (W)
NRE 577   Political Ecology, Environ Security and Conflict (F)

EPP Analytics/Economics
All EPP students:
NRE 538   Natural Resources Statistics* (W)
*or equivalent

NRE 531   Principles of GIS (F)

NRE 570   Environ Econ: Quantitative Methods & Tools (F)
Plus one of these:
NRE 501   Economics of Climate Change (F)
NRE 501   Economics of Environment and Development (W)
NRE 501   Economics of Environmental Regulation
NRE 552   Ecosystem Services
NRE 527   Energy Markets & Energy Politics

Master’s Project or Thesis 0-6 credits

Free electives, including 4 non-SNRE credits for cognates. Courses must be U-M graduate courses at 400-level or above  



Integrated Analytic Methods and Skills Requirement

 Students are required, at some point during their time enrolled in the program, to take 2 courses composing at least 3 credits from a faculty-approved list of courses that focus on integrative analytic methods and skills.  The faculty-approved existing courses that satisfy this requirement are listed below:


578 – Urban Stormwater

552 – Ecosystem Services

514 – Environmental Impact Assessment

533 – Negotiation Skills  (Fall A)

536 – Mediation Skills

548 – Land Use and Global Change

570 - Environmental Economics

597 – Environmental Systems Analysis

564 – Localization Seminar 

677 – Climate Adaptation Seminar

687 – Landscape Planning


501 – Stakeholder Network Analysis

501 – Science and Management of the Great Lakes  

501 - Decision-Making for Sustainability

532 - Natural Resource Conflict Management                                                             

545 - Applied Ecosystem Modeling                                             

550 – Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development

557 – Industrial Ecology                                                  

581 – Advanced Environmental Education         

589 – Ecological Restoration   

610 – Advanced LCA Methods and Software Tools                                        

641 – Interdisciplinary Research Methods           

787 – Metro Studio (MLA only)   (Fall B & Winter A)          

Link to SNRE Courses site, which includes SNRE Course Descriptions,  and links to Registrar's Office and WolverineAccess.