Environmental Economics & Policy

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Develop an understanding of the social coordination of human actions and the resulting impact on the environment through your program in Environmental Economics & Policy (EEP). You will learn to develop and evaluate good environmental policy by examining the interaction between environmental values and other social values in contemporary society. Discover how laws, liability rules, property rights, pollution taxes, subsidies, marketable pollution permits and direct controls and standards can be used to influence environmental impacts.

This program is offered and administered by the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource EconomicsProgram format: on-campus, in-person.

Admission Requirements

Ontario secondary school students applying to the program require English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), 2 courses from Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Physics (SPH4U), and 2 additional 4U or 4M courses. Students that are mature, transfer, or applying from outside Ontario should visit the admission requirements page to learn about their requirements.

Unique Courses

  • Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
  • Agrifood Markets and Policy
  • Environmental Politics and Governance
  • Introduction to Planning and Environmental Law
  • Project in Environmental Sciences

Full course descriptions and a listing of all courses, can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

What Students are Saying

Sometimes the best way to learn about a program is through meeting a current student. Meet them here: 

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"U of G is one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada known for agricultural and environmental sciences. What I love about my program is the opportunity to integrate my interests and diversify my studies. For instance, by focusing on the policies, regulations, and economics of the sustainability and environmental sector, I am also able to expand my learning in different fields such as geographic information systems (GIS) and environmental risk management."- Nidhi, environmental economics & policy student

Read the rest of Nidhi's profile here.

Learn about other student experiences through the following student profiles:

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Resource management specialist
  • Environmental law
  • Business sustainability manager
  • Environmental business risk assessment

Learn About the Perks

The world is your classroom.

U of G’s campus is home to the Arboretum, which is 400 acres of gardens, trails, native plants and wildlife, that will be explored for your classes and labs.

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Find your

Pursue your passions by joining one of U of G's clubs, like the Outdoors Club, which organizes outdoor wilderness trips year-round.

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Access funding support. 

OAC offers a range of scholarships, bursaries, awards and travel grants. In 2020, 687 student awards were given out totaling over $1.5 million!

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Our OAC Student Liaison team is here to help! Have you applied to or are you considering this program, but have some questions? Check out the following pages to learn more: