Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Environmental Economics

The Minor in Environmental Economics is designed to serve students who are interested in the application of economics to environmental issues.  The educational objectives of the minor are to:

  1. Introduce students to the concepts and principles of environmental economics.
  2. Help students to develop the skills necessary to analyze environmental and natural resource issues.
  3. Help students to understand the economic dimensions of the many environmental issues facing society.

The minor is available as an elective to all students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University.  The minor is administered by the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

At least 12 credits counted towards the requirements for this minor must be unique. Unique credits must not be used to fulfill another university, college, or major requirement in the student's program.

Requirements for the Minor in Environmental Economics

The student must complete a minimum of 18 credits:

1. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
  EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
  EC 251H Microeconomics and Public Policy 4
  EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
2. All of the following courses (12 credits):  
  EEP 255 Ecological Economics 3
  EEP 320 Environmental Economics 3
  EEP 405 Corporate Environmental Management (W) 3
  EEP 460 Natural Resource Economics 3
3. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
  CSUS 354 Water Resources Management 3
  CSUS 425 Environmental Impact Assessment 3
  CSUS 429 ProgramPlanning and Evaluation 3
  CSUS 464 Environmental and Natural Resource Policy in Michigan 3
  CSUS 465 Environmental and Natural Resource Law 3
  EC 450 Economics of Environmental Policy (W) 3
  FOR 466 Natural Resource Policy 3
  FW 364 Ecological Problem Solving 3
  GEO 324 Remote Sensing of the Environment 4
  GEO 402 Agricultural Climatolgoy 3
  PKG 370 Packaging and the Environment 3