Undergraduate 2019-2020

Economics B.A. — Environmental Economics Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: economics@unco.edu

Location: Candelaria 1281

Telephone : 970.351.2739

Fax: 970.351.4296

Website: www.unco.edu/hss/economics/programs

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

To find your advisor, log into ursa.unco.edu; go to 'Student' tab and click 'View Student Information' link. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

Economics majors and minors learn the traditional tools and concepts of economics, theories and quantitative procedures applicable to economics and related disciplines and techniques and methodologies employed by economic practitioners.

Program Admission Requirements:

All students must achieve an overall cumulative GPA of 2.25 in order to be admitted to the economics major. First-semester freshmen and transfer students will be admitted on a probational basis and must achieve an overall cumulative GPA of 2.25 after their first semester at UNC in order to continue in the major.

Program Requirements:

  • Economics majors must earn a C- or better in each of the following:
  • In addition, Economics majors must have a 2.00 cumulative grade point average in all courses that count toward the major.
  • A maximum of six directed study credits in Economics may be taken.
  • A maximum of nine internship credits combined in Economics and/or Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ECON 492 and/or ENST 492) may be taken (internship in ENST may be subject to ECON advisor approval).

Program Recommendations:

A minor is strongly recommended.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 9-13 credits

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

MATH 124College Algebra

4

STAT 150Introduction to Statistical Analysis

3

Note: If a student presents an ACT score of 26.0 or higher in mathematics or an SAT math score of 560 or higher prior to March 2016, or an SAT score of 580 or higher after March 2016, he or she is exempt from MATH 124 and thus the LAC area 2 requirement.

LAC area 5.a. — Economic and Political Systems

ECON 203Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

Remaining LAC — 31 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 30 credits

Take all of the following courses:

ECON 303Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

ECON 305Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECON 452Econometrics

3

ECON 475Senior Seminar

3

Required ECON Elective Credits — 6 credits

Select any two courses of ECON at 300 or 400 level.

Required ECON Emphasis Credits — 12 credits

Select 12 credits from the following (at least 6 credits must have ECON prefix):

ECON 335Environmental and Resource Economics

3

or

ENST 335Environmental and Resource Economics

3

ECON 356Water Resource Economics

3

or

ENST 356Water Resource Economics

3

ECON 378Energy Policy and Economics

3

or

ENST 378Energy Policy and Economics

3

ECON 382Sustainability and Capitalism

3

or

ENST 382Sustainability and Capitalism

3

ENST 100Introduction to Environmental Studies

3

ENST 265Conservation of Natural Resources

3

ENST 320American Environmental Worldviews

3

ENST 340Agroecology and Food Sovereignty

3

ENST 341Permaculture and Urban Farming

3

ENST 492Internship in Environmental Studies

1- 4

GEOG 210Introduction to GIS and GPS

3

GEOG 220Climate and Vegetation

3

GEOG 230Landforms, Water & Hazards

3

GEOG 307Geographic Information Science

3

GEOG 310Urban and Regional Planning

3

GEOG 312Economic Geography of the Industrialized World

3

GEOG 315Nature and Society

3

GEOG 320Population Geography

3

GEOG 345Environmental Geography: Earth at Risk

3

GEOG 391Western Colorado Rivers

3

GEOG 440Biogeography

3

3. University-Wide Credits — 46-50 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 46-50 credits.

Majors in the Environmental Economics Emphasis are encouraged to consider a minor in Environmental Studies, Geography, or Geographic Information Science (GIS).