Explore, examine and analyze the most significant environmental issues of our times — global climate change, toxic waste, and habitat loss — through a perspective that emerges from within the field of economics as you join humanity’s efforts to find innovative, practical, and lasting solutions to environmental degradation.
These requirements are in addition to core courses required of all environmental studies majors.
Economics 177 Principles of Microeconomics and the Environment or Economics 101 Principles of Microeconomics
Economics 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
Economics 227 Statistics for Economics (or Mathematics 128 Elementary Statistics or Mathematics 338 Probability and Statistics)
Economics 307 Intermediate Microeconomics*
Economics 308 Intermediate Macroeconomics*
Economics 477 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
One additional course in economics
Additional relevant coursework in other social sciences is strongly recommended (see social science area of the environmental studies major requirements). A minimum requirement of C (2.0) is required in Economics 307 and 308. Economics 493, 494 Directed Reading and other economics courses taken P-D-F may not be used to meet the 27-credit requirement. The senior assessment consists of the Major Field Test (MFT) and an oral exam in economics and (for those not writing a suitably interdisciplinary honors thesis) an oral exam in environmental studies.
*Mathematics 125 Calculus 1 is a prerequisite for Economics 307 and Economics 308