Environmental Politics and Policy

Environmental Politics and Policy (GVPT)

policy graphicThis concentration gives students an understanding of the forces shaping political behavior, the nature and workings of political institutions, and the ways in which both domestic and international structures constrain environmental policy responses. Some P&P students are interested in activism, others in policy analysis or law.  Check the "Alumni Careers" list to see all the things that are possible with a degree in Environmental Politics and Policy. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Environmental Politics and Policy (pdf.) 


Dr. Isabella Alcaniz and Ms. Rachel Vierling, the ENSP Politics & Policy Academic Advisor in the GVPT Department, work as a team - and it is highly recommended that students meet with and get to know both during the semester.   

Who should you make your appointment with?

Make an appointment with Dr. Alcaniz for any issues related to course content:

  • Advising for ENSP386 (Internship)
  • Approval of Restricted Electives
  • GVPT course concerns (including necessary substitutions)
  • Career advising and professional development in the area of environmental policy

Make an appointment with Ms. Rachel Vierling for any administrative needs or requests:

  • Removal of mandatory advising block for registration
  • Review and verification of Politics and Policy course requirements
  • Stamps for certain GVPT courses

Contact Information

Dr. Isabella Alcaniz

Government and Politics

3104-A  Tydings


Dr. Isabella Alcaniz

Ms. Rachel Vierling, Academic Advisor

Government and Politics

Tydings Hall


phone: 301-405-8689

For appointments: 

Use the Terp Engage community link to login and schedule an appointment:

Read more about Rachel HERE!

Ms. Rachel Vierling