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-Environmental Studies:

Economics 100 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

One course from the following:

History 205 East Asian Environmental History
History 231 Oceans Past and Future: Introduction to Marine Environmental History
History 232 Changing Landscapes: Introduction to Terrestrial Environmental History
History 262 People, Nature, Technology: Built and Natural Environments in U.S. History
History 307/Environmental Studies 307 Beastly Modernity: Animals in the 19th Century
History 335 Pacific Whaling History
Politics 119 Whitman in the Global Food System
Politics 124 Introduction to Politics and the Environment
Politics 228 Political Ecology
Politics 287 Natural Resource Policy and Management
Politics 309 Environment and Politics in the American West*
Politics 339 Nature, Culture, Politics
Sociology 229 Environmental Sociology
Sociology 349 Environmental Social Movements
Sociology 393 Special Topics: Sociology of Disaster


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