College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Agricultural & Resource Economics

Environmental and Resource Economics (New!)

Beginning in Fall 2017, the AREC department will offer an Environmental and Resource Economics (EREC) concentration in the AREC major. The EREC concentration focuses on the application of economic concepts across a variety of issues related to natural resources, such as water quality, global warming, and the development of world economies. Be sure to consult the sample EREC 4-year plan.

The requirements for the Environmental and Resource Economics concentration are as follows:

Six (6) benchmark courses completed with a C- or better.

Five (5) upper-level AREC courses from the following list:

AREC 382: Computer-Based Analysis in Agricultural and Resource Economics
AREC 405: Economics of Production
AREC 422:  Applied Econometrics
AREC 445: Agricultural Development, Population Growth, and Environment
AREC 446:  Sustainable Development
AREC 453: Natural Resources and Public Policy
AREC 454: The Economics of Climate Change
AREC 455: Economics of Land Use
AREC 456: Energy & Environmental Economics
AREC 431 (formerly AREC 489L): Agricultural Water Quality, Policy, and Legal Issues

AREC 481: Environmental Economics

Three (3) courses from one of the following fields of study:

 
Social Sciences
ANTH 222: Introduction to Ecological and Evolutionary Anthropology
ANTH 266: Changing Climate, Changing Cultures
ANTH 305: Archaeological Methods and Practice
ANTH 322: Method and Theory in Ecological Anthropology
GVPT 273: Introduction to Environmental Politics
GVPT 306: Global Environmental Politics
SOCY 200: Human Societies
SOCY 405: Scarcity in Modern Society
SOCY 406: Globalization
SOCY 415: Environmental Sociology
PUAF 301 / AGNR 301: Sustainability
or any higher social sciences course chosen in consultation with advisor.
 
Natural Sciences
AOSC 200/201: Weather and Climate
BSCI 160/161: Principles of Ecology and Evolution
CHEM 131/132: Chemistry I
ENST 200: Fundamentals of Soil Science
ENST 214: Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Science
GEOG 201/211: Geography of Environmental Systems
PHYS 121/122: Fundamentals of Physics I
Or any higher-level lab science course.
 
Advanced Degree Prep
ECON 414 Game Theory*
ECON 415: Market Design*
ECON 422 Econometrics I* (Note: credit only granted for AREC 422 or ECON 422)
ECON 423 Econometrics II*
MATH 141 Calculus II
MATH 240 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MATH 241 Calculus III
STAT 401: Applied Statistics & Probability II
STAT 410: Intro to Probability Theory
STAT 420: Introduction to Statistics
STAT 430: Introduction to Statistical Computing with SAS
*Other courses in mathematics, statistics, or econometrics may be substituted with advisor permission. Please note that economics majors get first priority on many upper-level ECON courses. AREC students must obtain permission directly from the Economics department on the first day of class, pending space availability.
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