Environmental Economics & Policy

Undergraduate Program Fact Sheet
Environmental Economics & Policy

Harnessing Economics to Advance Sustainability

The environmental economics and policy (EEP) undergraduate degree program will empower you to draw on strong economic and data analysis skills to promote environmental and natural resource stewardship. Environmental problems and misuse of natural resources are caused by human behavior, and thus must be solved by changing behavior. While providing flexibility to incorporate interests in biological, physical, or social sciences, the EEP major will help you become an expert at identifying solutions to pollution, deforestation, overfishing, and sustainable growth.
Nolan Carson

Faces of AgSci

"I served as an AgSci Ambassador and that experience has been very hands-on and has connected me to countless people within our college." - Nolan Carson, Sustainability Chair of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, CAS Ambassador

College of Agricultural Sciences

  2,618 |  
Total number of AgSci
undergraduate students
  75 |  
Number of undergraduate
students in this major
  $500K |  
In scholarships for
AgSci students
  $100M |  
In funding for AgSci
research each year

Environmental Economics & Policy Degree Options

  • Environmental Economics and Policy Major: on campus and online
  • Environmental Economics and Policy Minor: on campus and online
  • Environmental Law and Policy Minor: on campus and online

Degrees that Pay. Careers that Matter.

Job opportunities are abundant for graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or ecological sustainability. This expertise helps solve the world’s most pressing issues in the arenas of world hunger, human health, and environmental conservation. Discover how you can build a meaningful career that helps make tomorrow better.

Examples of career paths with a degree in Environmental Economics & Policy include:

  • Policy Specialist or Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Economic Analyst
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Government, Private, and Non-Profit Sectors

Individualized Advising

Advisors help students develop their course of study. They are the students’ link to scholarships and campus resources, advise on matters of professional development, and point students toward experiential learning and leadership opportunities that will help them be successful in their agricultural or business careers after graduation. For Environmental Economics & Policy advising, contact Tjodie Richardson

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B.S. in Environmental Economics & Policy Example 4-Year Plan | 2022-2023

This is a sample schedule intended for informational purposes only. Students should consult with their OSU academic advisor to create a personalized degree plan. Students will still need to complete either projects or internship (credits to be determined with advisor).

AEC 121: Disc Ag and Resource Econ 1 AG 111: Info Tech in Agriculture 3 Bacc Core – Biological Sciences 4  
  MTH 111: College Algebra * 4 WR 121: English Composition ** 3 Bacc Core – Lit & Arts OR Cult. Div. 3  
  COMM 111: Public Speak. or COMM 114 3 PAC Course 1 WR 222 English Comp 3  
  BACCORE* – Western Culture 3 MTH 241: Calc for Mgmt & Soc. Science * 4 AEC 250: Intro to Env Econ & Policy* 3  
  HHS 231: Lifetime Fitness for Health 2 ECON 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics 4      
  Total Credits 13 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 13  
2nd Year BACCORE* – Physical Sciences 4 AEC 253: Env Law, Policy and Economics * 4 BACCORE* – Lit & Arts OR Cult. Div. 3  
  BACCORE* – Diff, Power & Discrim 3 WR 323: Eng. Comp. or WR 327 * 3 BACCORE* – DPD 3  
  BACCORE* – Soc. Proc. 3 BACCORE* – Bio or Phys Sciences 4 AEC Electives or Unrestricted Electives 9  
  Unrestricted Elective 3 Unrestricted Elective 4      
  Total Credits 13 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15  
3rd Year ST 351 Introduction to Statistical Methods I* 4 AEC 311: Int. Appl. Econ I: Prod & Cons. * 4 AEC 313: Int. Appl. Econ II: Markets * 4 Experiential Learning (Options)
AEC 401 Research
AEC 406 Projects
AEC 410 Internship

2 AEC Upper Div Elective Courses

8 ST 352: Intro to Statistical Methods II 4 AEC 352: Env Economics and Policy * 3
  GIS Course* 3 AEC Upper Div Elective Course 4 AEC Upper Div Elective Course 3
      Bacc Core – Cont. Global Issues 3 BACCORE 3-4
  Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 14 Total Credits 3
4th Year AEC Upper Div Elective Course 4 AEC Upper Division Course (if any) 6 AEC 434: Measuring Res. & Env. Impacts* 4  
  Unrestricted Electives 8 Unrestricted Electives 9 AEC Upper Div Elective Course 8  
  Bacc Core – Sci, Tech & Society 3     AEC 432: Environmental Law * 4  
  Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 16 Total Credits 180

*Means that you need a C- or higher.