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Program details and sample curriculum

The Environmental Economics, Management, and Policy major builds upon the broader base of general Applied Economic Management.

Courses include the economics of resource usage, planning, public policy, environmental economics, and political science. Agencies and organizations that address problems of rural poverty, natural resource usage, and provisions of public services to non-urban areas require this training so students wishing to pursue a career in these fields should highly consider this option.

Sample curriculum

TOTAL Credits = 120 credits
Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

  • Fall Semester: AAEC 1005, ENGL 1105, MATH 1025, Pathways 2 class, Pathways 4 class = 15 credits
  • Spring Semester: AAEC 1006, AAEC 2434, ENGL 1106, Pathways 4 class, Pathways 2 class = 15 credits
  • Fall Semester: AAEC 3015 (1 credit), AAEC elective, ACIS 2115, COMM 2004, Pathways 6-Design class, Pathways 7 class = 16 credits
  • Spring Semester: AAEC 3004, AAEC 3324, Pathways 5F class, Minor/Area of Specialization class, Pathways 6-Arts class = 15 credits
  • Fall Semester: ENSC 1015, STAT 3615, AAEC elective, Minor/Area of Specialization class, Free elective = 15 credits
  • Spring Semester: AAEC 3314, AAEC 3024, AAEC 3014, ENGL 3774, Choice of: AAEC 4504, AAEC 3514, ALS 4614 or GEOG 2084 = 15 credits
  • Fall Semester: AAEC 4324, AAEC 3424, AAEC elective, Minor/Area of Specialization class, Minor/Area of Specialization class = 15 credits
  • Spring Semester: AAEC 4314, AAEC elective, Minor/Area of Specialization class, Minor/Area of Specialization class, Free elective (2 credits) = 14 credits

You will learn the following key skill sets from this major

  1. Economic analysis
  2. Resource management
  3. Policy and impact analysis

Potential careers

  1. Environmental economist
  2. Sustainability officer
  3. Environmental consultant
  4. Environmental policy analyst
  5. Environmental lawyer

A highlight of companies who hire our graduates

  • American Farm Bureau Federation
  • CropLife America
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Department of Labor
  • Harvard University
  • Georgetown University
  • IBM
  • John Deere Company
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • National Corn Growers Association
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Syngenta
  • U.S. Government, and more...