Undergraduate Major Details

Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning

What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning major is in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:


The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
California Air Resources Board
California Energy Commission
California State Assemblymember Joan Buchanan
City of Sacramento
Friends Of Lois Capps
Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel
Orange County Register
Sac Metro AQMD
Sacramento Air Quality District
Sacramento Area Council of Governments
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
UC Davis Department of Asian American Studies
UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences
UC Davis Dining Services - Sustainability and Nutrition Office
UC Davis Picnic Day
UC Davis Waste Reduction and Recycling Program
Waste Reduction & Recycling

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2012-13 57 18 31.6%
2013-14 37 8 21.6%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2012-13 44.4% 38.9% 5.6% 11.1%
2013-15 42.9% 35.7% 14.3% 7.1%
2015-17 54.2% 45.8% 0.0% 0.0%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
Advent Software Information Technology Associate
Anheuser-Busch Inbev Logistics Coordinator
Blaine County Housing Authority Bilingual Outreach and Programs
Byog Account Manager
California State Water Resources Control Board Scientific Aid
Environmental Building Strategies Project Coordinator
Sacramento Area Council of Governments Transportation Planner
Sacramento County Community Development Department Planning Intern
University of California, Davis Web Developer
WALKSacramento Planner

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median
2012-15 $62,571 $43,000
2015-17 $43,000 $43,000