Hey all, thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
I'm finishing up my senior year at Boston College, graduating with a B.A. in polisci and a minor in music. I'm interested in environmental issues and discovered planning through a course in urban ecosystems last semester. It really piqued my interest in the field and now I'm strongly considering an MUP.
I have 2 questions:
1. Is there any way to get some relevant planning experience with only the polisci degree? As an undergrad, I took courses in federalism, the court system, public policy, econ, architecture, that urban ecosystems class, and interned in a senate office. I understand that many of the planning internship programs are geared towards grad students but I'd really like to try something in the field before I invest in the masters.
2. As someone who's generally interested in the relationship between cities and the environment, is this a field that's going to be interesting / rewarding?
Thanks again for your help.