College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Department of Applied Economics
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- For more information about Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, see the website.
- Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
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Minimum University Requirements
Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)
|Credits of C- or better
||Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)
|Total USU Credits
||Upper-division USU Credits
|USU Credits within the Major
||Credits in Minor (if required)
|Credits in Major
||Credits in American Institutions
|General Education Requirements
||University Studies Depth Requirements
|NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 2300: Business Statistics (QL)
Admissions Requirements for this Program
||Admitted to USU in Good Standing
|Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU
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 advisor 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 individualized 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 an overall 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 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, Lisa Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 435-797-0454.