Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Economics B.A. — Environmental Economics Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Candelaria 1281

Email: HSS@unco.edu

Website: www.unco.edu/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 Curriculum (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:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • 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

1. Liberal Arts Curriculum — 31 credits

To complete the degree in 120 credits as outlined, the program recommends the below LAC courses that also count toward the 43 required major credits.

Any additional coursework completed outside of the recommended list below may extend the length of the program of study.

Written Communication — 6 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Written Communication courses

Mathematics — 3 credits

MATH 124 (4) or STAT 150 (3) are recommended to fulfill Mathematics requirement and will fulfill both LAC and major requirements.

See Mathematics courses

Arts & Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, U.S. Multicultural Studies, and International Studies — 15 credits

To complete the LAC in the minimum number of credits, be sure to choose at least one course with an IS designation and one course with an MS designation.

ECON 203 (3) or ECON 205 (3) is recommended to fulfill Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement and will fulfill both LAC and major requirements.

See Arts & Humanities, History, and Social & Behavioral Sciences courses

Natural & Physical Sciences — 7 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Natural & Physical Sciences courses

See Liberal Arts Curriculum

2. Required Major — 43 credits

Take all of the following courses:

ECON 203Principles of MacroeconomicsLAB1

3

ECON 205Principles of MicroeconomicsLAB1

3

ECON 303Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

ECON 305Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECON 452Econometrics

3

ECON 475Senior Seminar

3

MATH 124College AlgebraLAX1

4

STAT 150Introduction to Statistical AnalysisLAX1

3

MATH 124: Satisfies LAC Mathematics

STAT 150: Satisfies LAC Mathematics

ECON 203: Satisfies LAC Social & Behavioral Sciences

ECON 205: Satisfies LAC Social & Behavioral Sciences

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 or be cross-listed with 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 StudiesLAS1

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 credits*

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

*Note: Students who apply the recommended courses to both the liberal arts curriculum and the major requirements will have an increased number of university wide electives to apply to this degree. See your advisor for details.

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