The Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy is a center of excellence in research on environmental policy and management, offering a comprehensive curriculum for ambitious, intellectually advanced graduate students. Both general academic and specialized knowledge in a variety of related fields are offered. Emphasis is on an interdisciplinary approach to solving environmental problems; leading environmental academics from around the world contribute to both the taught curriculum and fieldwork. Focus is on international or trans-boundary problems in sustainable environmental development. The department also serves as a focal point in a network of collaborating scientists and environmental professionals from developed and developing countries worldwide.