Environmental - Economics Combined Major Requirements


The requirements for the combined major in Environmental Studies and Economics (Environmental Economics) are given below. It is essential that the student work closely with advisors in both the Economics Department and the Environmental Studies Department in planning his/her program. 

Economics - 8 units
ECON 100 Introduction to Economics* - 1 unit
ECON 200 Quantitative Methods in Economics** - 1 unit
ECON 251 Intermediate Microeconomics Theory - 1 unit
ECON 252 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory - 1 unit
ECON 308 Environmental Economics
or
ECON 384 Resource Economics - 1 unit
THREE economics electives (must include at least two 300/400 level courses)*** - 3 units

Environmental Studies - 7 units  ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies - 1 unit
THREE Policy/Pollution Courses (PP) - 3 units
Foundation of Environmental Thought Electives - 1 unit
TWO Electives (one should be a cross-listed ENVS science course for BA students or a social science course for BS students)*** - 2 units

*This course may be omitted with advanced placement credit or other advanced standing.

**Students taking (1) STAT 213 or MATH 325 or 326 OR (2) STAT 113 and either MATH 135 or MATH 136 with at least a grade of 3.0 in each, may take another economics elective in lieu of Economics 200.

***Electives that are dual-numbered should be taken under the economics number.

In addition to maintaining a 2.0 university-wide cumulative average, students majoring in the environmental studies-economics combined major must maintain a 2.0 cumulative average on all economics and environmental studies courses taken and must earn at least a 2.0 in Economics 251 and Economics 252. Economics 251 and 252 must be taken at St. Lawrence before the end of the junior year. Accounting 203 and 204 as well as Economics 108 and 115 do not count towards the combined major.

Graduation with honors may be recommended upon the basis of grades, the completion of an honors project approved and supervised by a faculty member, and an oral presentation on the thesis. Students who expect to undertake such a program should consult with the department chair of economics or environmental studies in the last term of their junior year.

How to declare this major:

  1. QUALIFY. You must have a 2.0 cum in economics and environmental studies, as well as have a 2.0 or higher in Economics 251 and 252 if either course has been taken.
  2. INTERVIEW. You need to schedule an appointment with the chair of the department of economics, or any other economics faculty member, to discuss your academic plans.
  3. TRANSCRIPT. When meeting with an economics faculty member bring a copy of your academic transcript (download from APR).
  4. CONTRACTS. Also bring to the meeting two copies of the contract (see Attachment below).
  5. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES. You will also need to find an advisor in Environmental Studies.