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.