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2017-2018 University Catalogue 
  
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalogue

Environmental Economics Major


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Advisers O’Hara, Turner

The environmental economics major program focuses on the relationships between the economic system and the natural environment, including the use of the natural environment as an economic asset and the impact on the natural environment of the economic system. In addition to courses stressing economic analysis, the major program includes a study of the relevant sciences, humanities and other social sciences.

This major is part of the Environmental Studies (ENST) Program and is designed for students who are interested in analyzing environmental issues using the framework of economics. Students take a set of courses in the ENST program as well as economics courses that have an environmental emphasis but also provide breadth in economics. The ENST courses focus on interdisciplinary approaches to ethical, natural scientific, and social scientific aspects of environmental issues.

For more information about the program, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the Environmental Studies program  page.

Major Requirements


The major program consists of the following requirements:

Environmental Studies Courses (four)


Economics Courses (six)


All of the Following


One of the Following


Students interested in pursuing graduate study or a career in the general area of environmental economics are encouraged to take both of these courses.

Other Required Courses (three)


Major Declaration


In order to declare an environmental economics major, students must have first earned a grade of C or better in either ECON 251  or ECON 252 . Students who declare a major while enrolled in one of these courses may file “provisional” major declarations. Students with a grade lower than C in ECON 251 , ECON 252 , or ECON 375  may not declare an environmental economics until a grade of C or higher is earned.

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