Economics and Science of the Environment

Economics and Science of the Environment Major Concentration Requirements

(Revised 4/2018)

The following required courses for this concentration are in addition to the ES major core courses. Courses completed in this concentration can not count towards the core course requirements.

1-2.  Both of the following economics courses:

  • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics: Prices and Markets

  • ECON 222 Environmental Economics

3.  One of the following statistics courses, taken by the end of the junior year:

4.  One of the following intermediate economics courses (have prerequisites):

5-6. Two of the following natural science or modeling courses, no more than one of which can be at the 100-level (have prerequisites):

  • BIO 190 Organismal Biology/Lab

  • BI/ES 246 Conservation Biology

  • BIO 270 Ecology and Evolution/Lab

  • BI/ES 271 Dendrology and the Natural History of Trees/Lab

  • ES/GE 226 Hydrogeology

  • ENVR 240 Water and Watersheds/Lab

  • GEO 109 Global Change/Lab

  • GEO 210 Sedimentary Processes and Environments/Lab

  • GEO 240 Environmental Geochemistry/Lab

  • PHYS 214 Renewable Energy

7.  One of the following 300-level courses (courses have prerequisites):

  • BIO 313 Marine Ecology/Lab

  • BIO 332 Ecology and Evolution of Mutualisms

  • BI/ES 303 Restoration Ecology

  • BI/ES 333 Genetics of Conservation Biology/Lab

  • ECON 309 Economics of Less-Developed Countries

  • ECON 325 Prices, Property, and the Problem of the Commons

  • ENVR 310 Soils/Lab

All of the  courses required for this concentration are listed on the Economics and Science of the Environment major declaration form.