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 Economics.

Sample First Year Courses

Semester 1

  • Discovering Biodiversity
  • General Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Environmental Sciences
  • Elements of Calculus I

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • General Chemistry II
  • Intro to Environmental Economics, Law & Policy
  • Introduction to the Biophysical Environment

For full course descriptions and a listing of second, third and fourth year courses, check out the undergraduate calendar here: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/undergraduate/current/c10/c10bsc_env-eep.shtml

Life as an EEP Student

Sometimes the best way to learn about a program is through meeting a current student. Read about student experiences through the following student profiles: 

Career Opportunities

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


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