Undergraduate Degree - Environmental Economics and Management

Program:
Environmental Economics and Management
Program Code:
5403 Environmental Economics & Mgt
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
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
Environmental Economics and Management

Environmental Economics and Management prepares students for careers that require consideration of environmental sustainability and economic performance goals for the public sector and businesses. The business component has a particular focus on resource, agricultural, and food industries, as these have strong environmental linkages. The major develops skills in environmental economics and policy analysis as well as core business disciplines such as accounting, marketing, and supply chain management. Business skills and knowledge are developed to help manage or create environmentally and socially responsive business organizations that also deliver shareholder value. The major prepares students for sustainability related employment opportunities with state and federal government agencies, non-profit organizations, the agricultural and food industry, and consulting firms. The major also offers students the opportunity to prepare for graduate study in environmental economics and policy or business programs.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Economics and Management

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Economics and Management.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Environmental Economics and Management major is met by completing Agricultural Food and Resource Economics 465. That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.
     
  2. The requirements of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.

    Students must achieve a grade of at least 2.0 or higher in each AFRE course referenced in items 3. a. and in courses taken to fulfill requirements 3. b. and 3. c.

    The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses (38 credits):
    AFRE 100 Decision-making in the Agri-Food System 3
    AFRE 203 Data Analysis for the Agri-Food System 3
    AFRE 206 World Food, Population and Poverty 3
    AFRE 210 Professional Seminar in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 1
    AFRE 222 Agribusiness and Food Industry Sales (W) 3
    AFRE 240 Food Product Marketing 3
    AFRE 265 Ecological Economics 3
    AFRE 360 Environmental Economics 3
    AFRE 410 Advanced Professional Seminar in Agricultural Food and Resource Economics 1
    AFRE 460 Natural Resource Economics 3
    AFRE 465 Corporate Environmental Management (W) 3
    EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
    EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
    SCM 304 Survey of Supply Chain Management 3
    b. Three of the following courses (9 or 10 credits):
    AFRE 224 Information and Market Intelligence in the Agri-Food Industry 3
    AFRE 300 Public Policy Issues in the Agri-Food System 3
    AFRE 315 Labor and Personnel Management in the Agri-Food System 3
    AFRE 322 Organization of the Agri-Food Systems 3
    AFRE 327 Global Agri-Food Industries and Markets 3
    AFRE 435 Financial Management in the Agri-Food System 3
    AFRE 445 Strategic Management for Food and Agribusiness Firms (W) 3
    AFRE 490 Independent Study in Agricultural Food and Resource Economics 3
    AFRE 493 Professional Internship in Agricultural Food and Resource Economics 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 to Natural Resource Management 4
    A study abroad or independent study experience may also fulfill part of this requirement through enrollment in AFRE 490 with approval by the department.
    Agricultural Food and Resource Economics 435 or 445 may be used to fulfill requirement 3.b. if not used to fulfill requirement 3.c.
    c. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    AFRE 435 Financial Management in the Agri-Food System 3
    AFRE 445 Strategic Management for Food and Agribusiness Firms (W) 3
    d. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ACC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
    ACC 230 Survey of Accounting Concepts 3
    AFRE 130 Farm Management I 3
    FI 320 Introduction to Finance 3
    e. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    STT 200 Statistical Methods 3
    STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
    STT 315 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Business 3
    f. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    AFRE 303 Managerial Economics 3
    EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
    g. Complete 6 credits in sciences related to sustainability and the environment, as approved by the department. It is recommended that these credits be from the same discipline.