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Amy Faust '07

Consultant, Environmental Planning, UK Department for International Development/World Bank, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Amy Faust

"The theoretical and practical training from BCEP was key to my entry into international development. My con-sulting assignments for international financial institutions vary from climate change planning to environmental impact mitigation to urban development in Latin America and East Africa - all have required a holistic approach and a firm grounding in understanding economic, political, technical and community angles to develop sustain-able solutions with government and donor clients." 

Environmental Policy Curriculum

The Bard CEP curriculum integrates the core disciplines of science, policy, law, and economics into a consistent and comprehensive first year of graduate course work. Through close collaboration with faculty and an innovative program of study, students learn to think across disciplines to understand the complexities of today’s environmental problems and challenges. Courses delve simultaneously into curricular themes to provide students with a deep understanding of the issues from multiple perspectives and at the same time highlight linkages and divisions across disciplines. This holistic approach to learning illuminates integral connections between the social world and the physical sciences, and encourages students to incorporate various perspectives and ideologies into their work. Key topics covered in the first year include: air and atmosphere, risk and uncertainty, water and fisheries, biodiversity, lands and forests, food and agriculture, energy and sustainability, industrial and urban Systems, and environmental justice.

First Year Courses (descriptions below)

First Semester
Environmental Science of Natural Environments
Natural Resource Economics
Environmental Law for Policy
Environmental Policy I
Tools of Analysis: Statistics and Econometrics
Communication I
Second Semester
J-term Elective
Environmental Science of Built Environments
Environmental Economics
Topics in Environmental Policy: Energy Policy or Food Policy
Environmental Policy II
Tools of Analysis: Geographic Information Systems
Communication II

Final Year Courses

First Semester
Master's Capstone Proposal
Second Semester
Topics in Environmental Policy: Energy Policy or Food Policy
Master's Capstone Seminar: Leadership and Communication
Master's Capstone Project and Seminar
Total Credits for MSEP = 60

Part-time Option 

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Course Descriptions

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  • Environmental Science of Natural and Built Environments 
  • Natural Resource Economics and Environmental Economics 
  • Environmental Law I & II 
  • Environmental Policy I & II 
  • Tools of Analysis
  • J-term Elective