Environmental Economics and Policy Major

Environmental Economics and Policy

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.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

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.

To see all courses offered in the co-op program, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

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.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Environmental Economics and Policy?

EEP graduates are pursuing exciting careers across Canada and around the world in consulting firms, government agencies, and non-government organizations.

Here are just a few careers our EEP program graduates have successfully pursued:

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

Interested in learning more? Attend our upcoming Program Information Webinar on U of G environment programs.

Nidhi sits in front of a red background smiling
When I was in high school, I knew that I was passionate about the environment and sustainability, but I didn’t know what the best way was to get involved. U of G provided me with the flexibility to choose among four majors in the environmental sciences degree.

Nidhi Nidhi, Undergraduate Student
Environmental Economics and Policy
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