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.
Erin Bush

Faces of AgSci

"Environmental Economics and Policy gives me the tools to solve some of the worlds biggest problems." ~Erin Bush

College of Agricultural Sciences

  2,396 |  
Total number of AgSci
undergraduate students
  71 |  
Number of undergraduate
students in this major
  $500K |  
In scholarships for
AgSci students
  $90M |  
In funding for AgSci
research each year

Environmental Economics & Policy Degree Options

  • Environmental Economics and Policy Major ( available both on-campus and Ecampus)
  • Environmental Economics and Policy Minor (available both on-campus and Ecampus)
  • Environmental Law and Policy Minor (available both on-campus and Ecampus)

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 | 2020-2021

AEC 121: Disc Ag and Resource Econ 1 AG 111: Info Tech in Agriculture 3 ECON 202: Macroeconomics * 4
  MTH 111: College Algebra * 4 AEC 250: Intro to Env Econ & Policy * 3 Bacc Core – Biological Sciences 4
  COMM 111: Public Speak. or COMM 114 3 MTH 241: Calc for Mgmt & Soc. Science * 4 Bacc Core – Lit & Arts OR Cult. Div. 3
  Bacc Core – Western Culture 3 WR 121: English Composition * 3 WR 222 or 214 3
  HHS 231: Lifetime Fitness for Health 2 PAC Course 1    
  Total Credits 13 Total Credits 14 Total Credits 14
2nd Year Bacc Core – Physical Sciences 4 AEC 253: Env Law, Policy and Economics * 4 Bacc Core – Lit & Arts OR Cult. Div. 3
  Bacc Core – Diff, Power & Discrim 3 WR 323: Eng. Comp. or WR 327 * 3 Bacc Core –DPD 3
  Bacc Core – Soc. Proc. 3 Bacc Core – 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: Intro to Statistical Methods I * 4 AEC 311: Int. Appl. Econ I: Prod & Cons. * 4 AEC 313: Int. Appl. Econ II: Markets * 4
  AEC 351: Natural Res Econ & Policy * 3 ST 352: Intro to Statistical Methods II 4 AEC 352: Env Economics and Policy * 3
  2 AEC Upper Div Elective Courses 8 AEC Upper Div Elective Course 4 AEC Upper Div Elective Course 3
      Bacc Core – Cont. Global Issues 3 GIS Course 3-4
  Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 14
4th Year AEC Upper Div Elective Course 4 AEC Upper Division Course (if any) 6 AEC 432: Environmental Law * 4
  Unrestricted Electives 8 Unrestricted Electives 9 AEC 434: Measuring Res. & Env. Impacts* 4
  Bacc Core – Sci, Tech & Society 3     AEC Upper Div Elective Course 8
  Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 16
          Total Credits 180*

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