Jun 24, 2018  
2014-2015 General Catalog (Spring, Summer 2015) 
2014-2015 General Catalog (Spring, Summer 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics - BS

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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department of Applied Economics

The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics major emphasizes the use of economics as a tool in evaluating tradeoffs for many natural resource and environmental policy issues.  Students will learn how to value non market goods, such as: clean air or recreational opportunities.  This major will prepare students to work in many local, state or federal agencies which deal with air, water, public lands and recreation.  Students will also be trained to work for private firms who may often take an advocacy position on an environmental or natural resource policy issue.

The following curriculum is required for the Bachelor of Science degree in environmental and natural resource economics (ENRE). Students enrolled in the ENRE major should consult with their advior to determine which breadth, depth and elective courses they should complete. ENRE majors are required to complete a minor or track in environmental policy or a natural science. Students should consult with an advisor to develop an indivdualized plan of study that includes the appropriate minor or track.

To graduate with a bachelor's degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, a student must have a major GPA of 2.5 or higher, as well as a grade of C or better in each course required for the major. All required courses must be taken for a letter grade.

Students must complete the General Education Requirements 
Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements 

Several of the required courses listed for this major will meet general education and university studies requirements.  For more detailed information about courses and the recommended sequence for taking them, see the APEC academic advisor in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Student Services Center.

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Major Requirements

Recomended Minor or Track for ENRE Majors

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 )


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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