The minor will provide an overview of key concepts and methods used by economists to analyze problems associated with human use and misuse of natural resources and the environment and to evaluate policy options for better management of these resources for current and future generations.
Students wishing to minor in Environmental Economics and Policy must take a total of at least 15 credits from the courses listed below. At least nine credits must be taken from the Core Courses and at most six credits must be taken from the Elective Courses.
Core Courses (nine or more credits): ARE 2434E, 4438E, 4444, 4462E.
Elective Courses (at most six credits): ARE 2235, 2464, 3333, 3436, 3437E, 4305; ECON 2467E; NRE 3245. Additional Elective Courses with Minor Advisor Approval (up to three credits): ARE 4999; EVST 3100 or ENVE 3100 or ENVS 3100, EVST 3110E or ENVE 3110E or ENVS 3110E; GEOG 2400E; NRE 2600E.
Note: ARE 1150 or ECON 1201 may be a prerequisite for some 2000-level or above Agricultural and Resource Economic courses. Other courses listed may have additional prerequisites as well.
Students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in each individual course listed above. Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above. This minor is not open to Applied and Resource Economics majors who are concentrating in Environmental Economics and Policy.
The minor is offered by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.