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 their program. 

Economics - 8.5 units
ECON 100 Introduction to Economics* - 1 unit
ECON 200 Quantitative Methods in Economics** - 1.5 units
ECON 251 Intermediate Microeconomics Theory - 1 unit
ECON 252 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory - 1 unit
ECON 308 Environmental Economics
ECON 384 Resource Economics - 1 unit
THREE economics electives (must include at least two 300/400 level courses)*** - 3 units

Environmental Studies - 7 units  

All combined majors in environmental studies require the following courses:

  • 1 unit         101. Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • 1 unit         Nature/Society (N/S) course
  • 3 units       Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) courses
  • 2 units       ENVS electives*
  • 7 units       Total

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

**Stat 113 is a prerequisite for ECON 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 GPA 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. APPROVAL. You will need meet with a economics faculty member and have their approval as your Economics Advisor. You will also need to find an advisor in Environmental Studies.
  3. TRANSCRIPT. Download a copy of your unofficial transcript from APR 2.0. You will need to upload it as part of the major declaration form (Step 5). 
  4. CONTRACT. Complete the online contract Environmental-Economics Combined Major Contract
  5. MAJOR DECLARATION FORM. This online form must be completed through the Slate system from advising https://www.stlawu.edu/advising/forms  Please upload the unofficial copy of your transcript as you complete the major declaration form.