Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Environmental Economics

Program:
Minor in Environmental Economics
Program Code:
5406 Environmental Economics
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS15
Department:
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

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 other than the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Economics and Management.  The minor is administered by the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

At least 9 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 15 credits:

1. All of the following courses (9 credits):
AFRE 203 Data Analysis for the Agri-Food System 3
AFRE 265 Ecological Economics 3
AFRE 360 Environmental Economics 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
AFRE 460 Natural Resource Economics 3
AFRE 465 Corporate Environmental Management (W) 3
3. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
AFRE 303 Managerial Economics 3
AFRE 460 Natural Resource Economics 3
AFRE 465 Corporate Environmental Management (W) 3
CSUS 354 Water Resources Management 3
CSUS 465 Environmental and Natural Resource Law 3
EC 450 Economics of Environmental Policy (W) 3
FOR 419 Applications of Geographic Information Systems 4
Agricultural Food and Resource Economics 460 or 465 may be used to fulfill requirement 3. if not used to satisfy requirement 2.