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Environmental Policy and Economics

The environmental policy and economics major, offered through the Environmental Sciences and Studies Program, provides students an opportunity to develop interdisciplinary approaches to environmental and social policy. The major prepares students for graduate study and for careers in business, private policy organizations, and government.

The Major in Environmental Policy and Economics

The environmental policy and economics curriculum provides students with the necessary interdisciplinary approaches required to create and develop more efficient ways to protect and enhance the world's ecological and economic amenities. Sound foundational knowledge and problem-solving skills are developed so that graduates understand the complexity of environmental processes and the trade-offs presented by alternative policies.

Required Prerequisite Courses

  • Economics 152
  • Economics 156 or Mathematics 107

Environmental Studies Core Courses

  • Environmental 110
  • Earth Science 110
  • Economics 240
  • Political Science 237
  • Philosophy 250
  • Environmental 370

Environmental Economics and Policy Courses

  • Economics 241
  • Political Science 240, 340
  • Free Major Elective (2 courses)
    • Economics 228, 236, 330
    • Earth Science 210
    • History 260
    • Political Science 110, 115
    • Sociology 312
    • Environmental 381-384 - Independent Study
    • Environmental 386-388 - Field Study
    • Environmental 400-401 - Honors