Mar 04, 2021  
2020-2021 Scripps Catalog 
2020-2021 Scripps Catalog

Environment, Economics, and Politics

The interdisciplinary Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP) major is designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of environmental fields as well as for graduate study in a related field.  The major is designed to develop a general understanding of the various disciplines that study environmental systems including biology, chemistry, economics, and government policy.  The program also emphasizes the ways in which the various disciplines inform each other in environmental decision-making settings.

The Faculty

Faculty members from several disciplines contribute to the required courses for the EEP major.  The EEP major is administered by the Environment, Economics, and Politics Committee. 

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes of the Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP) Program

The interdisciplinary EEP major is designed to achieve a variety of educational outcomes.  The basic goals of the EEP major are to.

  1. Develop a general understanding of biology, chemistry, economics, and government policy; and
  2. Gain deeper knowledge of those aspects of the constituent disciplines focused on the environment. 
Student Learning Outcomes

Evidence of such understanding should be reflected in grades from upper division courses within the EEP major and a senior thesis that applies inter-disciplinary methods to contribute to understanding of environmental issues.