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Environmental Economics and Policy Major

Environmental Economics and Policy

Admission Requirements

Understand How Policy Affects Environmental Impact

 Examine Environmental Policy Relationships

Explore what works and what doesn’t in influencing environmental behaviours and how science and economics can be used to address environmental issues through incentives that promote environmental stewardship.

 Engage in Interdisciplinary Studies

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.

 Study Contemporary Policy Issues

Through case studies, you will work to identify and solve real-world problems by combining economics, politics and environmental sciences.

Why Environmental Economics and Policy?

Environmental Economics and Policy examines the interaction between environmental values and other social values in contemporary society through a variety of lenses, as well as the impact of how human behaviour and environmental policy affect the world around us. If this work interests you – this degree is for you.

Students in the Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Environment Management, Environmental Governance, or other majors.

What You Will Learn

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
  • Introduction to Environmental Economics, Law and Policy
  • Introduction to the Biophysical Environment

Semester 3
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Survey of Natural Resource Economics
Semester 4
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Introductory Mathematical Economics
  • Economic Statistics or Statistics I

Semester 5
  • Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
  • Introduction to Econometrics
Semester 6
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis

Semester 7
  • Environmental Economics
  • Project in Environmental Sciences
  • Land Economics
Semester 8
  • Project in Environmental Sciences
  • Resource Economics

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Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

The Environmental Economics and Policy co-op is a five-year program including four work terms, providing opportunities to work with a wide variety of employers. Co-op is designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.

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In 2021, more than $42.7 million in scholarships was awarded to U of G students. In addition to general U of G awards, Environmental Economics and Policy students have access to 115 awards worth $250,000+.

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