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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Program focuses on environmental and natural resource economics policy. Coursework prepares students for careers at all levels of government and in private industry. A special feature of the program is the opportunity to explore the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems and links between natural resource and economic development issues.

Career Profile

Graduates of the program may find employment with the federal and state agencies involved in environmental, natural resource and agricultural issues. There are also many opportunities with private consulting companies and nonprofit environmental organizations.

Sample Course Schedules

Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.

Freshman Year

ARE 150 Introductory Agricultural and Agribusiness Economics BIOL 101 General Biology BIOL 103 General Biology Laboratory ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric WVUE 191 First Year Seminar

Senior Year

ECON 421 Introduction to Mathematical Economics RESM 440 Foundations of Applied GIS ARE 421 Rural Enterprise Development ARE 360 Current Issues In Agriculture ARE 461 Agribusiness Finance

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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