Jun 19, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics - BS


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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department of Applied Economics

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  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
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Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 2300: Business Statistics (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ECN 1500: Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles (BAI)  or APEC 1600: Natural Resources and American Economic Institutions (BAI)   3  or 3     APEC 2010: Introduction to Microeconomics (BSS)  OR ECN 2010:Introduction to Microeconomics (BSS)   3  OR 3    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4     ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3    
USU 1010: University Connections   1-3   Enroll in 2 credits MATH 1100: Calculus Techniques (QL)  or MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)   3    
USU 1330: Civilization: Creative Arts (BCA)   3     Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3  
Elective(s) 3   Track Class 3  
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
Comments

 

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ACCT 2010: Financial Accounting Principles   3     ACCT 2020: Managerial Accounting Principles   3    
MIS 2100: Principles of Management Information Systems   3     APEC 3010: Introduction to Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (DSS)   3    
STAT 2300: Business Statistics (QL)   4     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
USU 1350: Integrated Life Science (BLS)   3     ENVS 3330: Environment and Society   3    
Track Class 3   Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course   3  
Total Recommended Credits: 16   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 3012: Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics (DSS)   3     APEC 4010: Intermediate Microeconomics   3    
APEC 3310: Analytical Methods in Applied Economics (QI)   3     APEC 5000: International Trade and Finance   3    

ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)  or
MIS 3200: Business Communication (CI)  

3  or 3     APEC 5560: Natural Resource and Environmental Economics   3    
ENVS 3010: Fundamentals of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy   3     SOC 4620: Sociology of the Environment and Natural Resources (DSS)   3    
Track Class 3   Track Class 3  
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 5330: Applied Econometrics (QI)     3     APEC 5950: Applied Economics Policy Analysis   3    
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course  OR Communication Intensive Course   3   APEC 5700: Regional and Community Economic Development   3    
Electives   6   Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course   3  
Track Class 3   Electives 3  
      Track Class 3  
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Comments

 

 

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, lisa.allen@usu.edu, 435-797-0454.

Recommended Minor or Track


Recommended minor or track for Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Majors:  Ecology, Environmental Policy and Management, and Watershed Science.

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