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

  2,618 |  
Total number of AgSci
undergraduate students
  85 |  
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.

AEC 121: Disc Ag and Resource Econ 1 MTH 241: Calc for Mgmt & Soc. Science ** 4 ECON 202: Macroeconomics ** 4
  MTH 111: College Algebra * 4 WR 121: English Composition ** 4 BACCORE* – Literature and the Arts 4
  COMM 111: Public Speak. or COMM 114 3 PAC Course 1 WR 222 or 214 3
Bacc Core – Lit & Arts OR Cult. Div. BACCORE* – Western Culture 3 HHS 231: Lifetime Fitness for Health 2 AEC 250: Intro to Env Econ & Policy 3
  AG 111: Info Tech in Agriculture 3 ECON 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics 4    
  Total Credits 14 Total Credits 14 Total Credits 14
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* – Cultural diversity 4
  BACCORE* – Soc. Proc. 5 BACCORE* – Bio or Phys Sciences 4 x2 General Electives 8
  Unrestricted Elective 3 Unrestricted Elective 4 AEC Upper Division Elective 4
  Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15 Total Credits 19
3rd Year ST 351 Introduction to Statistical Methods 4 AEC 311: Int. Appl. Econ I: Prod & Cons. * 4 AEC 313: Int. Appl. Econ II: Markets * 4

AEC Upper Div Elective Courses

4 AEC 446 Intro to Applied Economictrics 3 AEC 352: Env Economics and Policy * 3
  GIS Course 4 BACCORE*  – Cont. Global Issues 3 AEC Upper Div Elective Course 3
      AEC 351 Natural Res Econ & Policy 4 BACCORE 3
          Unrestricted Elective 3
  Total Credits 12 Total Credits 14 Total Credits 16
4th Year AEC Upper Div Elective Course 4 AEC 406 or AEC 410 Projects or Internships 3 AEC 434: Measuring Res. & Env. Impacts* 4
  Unrestricted Electives 8 Unrestricted Electives 9 AEC Upper Div Elective Course 8
  AEC 434 Measureing Res & Env Impacts 4     BACCORE*  3
  Total Credits 16 Total Credits 12 Total Credits 15
          Total Credits 180

*BACCORE = Perspective Courses – Choose a course from each category: Western Culture, Cultural Diversity, Literature & Arts, Social Processes, Difference, Power, & Discrimination (met with FW Human Dimension Course). Synthesis Courses – Choose a course from each category: Science Tech & Society, and Contemporary Global Issues.

**Means that you need a C- or higher.