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.

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.

Learn More

Join us on October 6 for our Online Environment Program Information Night, to learn more about OAC's environment-related programs. This event will include a program presentation and panel including current students, recent alumni, and faculty to answer all your questions!

Learn more and register for the Online Environment Program Information night here.

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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"The University of Guelph provided me with the flexibility to choose among 4 majors in the Environmental Sciences degree,"- 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

Join a dynamic industry.

Careers in agriculture are unique, flexible and in high demand. OAC graduates become leaders in the agriculture and food sectors.

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Find your

Join one of U of G's unique clubs like the OAC Soil and Crop Club that brings together everyone with a passion for the cropping aspects of agriculture.

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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? Find answers to our most frequently asked questions here.

Still have questions/inquires? Ask us! Our team of program experts will happily answer your questions or direct them to the people who can. Ask your questions here.