Climate Science and Policy BSc
Building upon existing strengths and expertise in the School of the Environment across a range of science and policy areas, the Climate Science and Policy BSc degree couples a biophysical and chemical understanding of climate change with the social, political and technological aspects of climate policy. Students will be provided with an educational foundation to become climate change specialists within the government, corporate, non-profit, and education sectors.
While detailed curriculum planning is just getting underway, the learning outcomes and academic coursework will align with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working groups, namely Science, Impacts, and Mitigation. The science of climate change require an understanding of physics, chemistry, and geography. The impacts of climate change require an understanding of ecology, resource management, hydrology, planning, economics, and social justice. The mitigation of climate change requires an understanding of policy, business, finance, law and energy technologies.
- Climate and energy economics
- Climate data and analytics
- Climate and culture
- Applied climate modeling
- Climate accounting and finance
- Climate communications