Environmental issues fill the headlines — climate change, the oil sands, species loss, to name but a few. Is it possible to grow the economy and protect the environment at the same time? Is our current economic path sustainable? The Honours Bachelor in Environmental Economics and Public Policy provides students with a multidisciplinary understanding of the environment, the economy and the interaction between the two. The program includes a CO-OP option, and students may also undertake a research internship in the public or non-profit sector in fourth year. All students undertake original policy research in a capstone course in either environmental or natural resource economics. The program opens doors to careers in environment-economy policy development and analysis in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

This program is offered in English and in French. 

Co-operative education is available with this program.

The French immersion stream is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
ECO 1102Introduction to Macroeconomics3 Units
ECO 1104Introduction to Microeconomics3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Mathematical Methods I
Introduction to Calculus
3 course units from:3 Units
Mathematical Methods II
Introduction to Linear Algebra
DVM 2105Introduction to International Development: Historical Perspectives3 Units
DVM 2106International Development: Contemporary Theories and Practices3 Units
ECO 2118Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resources Economics3 Units
ECO 2142Macroeconomic Theory I3 Units
ECO 2143Macroeconomic Theory II3 Units
ECO 2144Microeconomic Theory I3 Units
ECO 2145Microeconomic Theory II3 Units
PAP 2300Principles of Public Administration3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to International Relations and Global Politics
Introduction to Comparative Politics
ECO 3150Probability and Statistics for Economists3 Units
ECO 3151Introduction to Econometrics3 Units
PAP 3350Public Policy Development3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Research Seminar in Economics of the Environment
Research Seminar in Economics of Natural Resources and Sustainability
6 course units from:6 Units
Microeconomic Analysis of the Public Sector
Application of Cost-Benefit Analysis to Public Projects
Public Economics
3 optional course units at the 1000 level from:3 Units
Global Environmental Challenges
Introduction to Environmental Science
3 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level from:3 Units
Economic Growth
Application of Cost-Benefit Analysis to Public Projects
Microeconomic Theory III
Public Economics
Research Seminar in Economics of the Environment
Directed Research Project
Health Economics
Research Seminar in Economics of Natural Resources and Sustainability
Economics of Conflict
6 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level from:6 Units
Environmental Law
Environmental Policies, Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Development
Legal Context of Environmental Issues
Ecopolitics
The Politics of Food
Global Environmental Politics
Environmental Sociology
Globalization and the Environment
3 optional course units in Public Administration (PAP) at the 4000 level from:3 Units
Principles, Processes and Methods of Evaluation
Public Policy Analysis
Project Management in the Public Sector
3 optional course units from:3 Units
Microeconomic Analysis of the Public Sector
Introduction to the Economics of Developing Countries
Economic Growth
Application of Cost-Benefit Analysis to Public Projects
Microeconomic Theory III
Public Economics
Research Seminar in Economics of the Environment
Directed Research Project
Health Economics
Research Seminar in Economics of Natural Resources and Sustainability
Economics of Conflict
3 optional course units from:3 Units
Environmental Law
Environmental Policies, Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Development
Global Environmental Challenges
Legal Context of Environmental Issues
Introduction to Environmental Science
Environmental Ethics
Ecopolitics
The Politics of Food
Global Environmental Politics
Environmental Sociology
Globalization and the Environment
36 elective course units 136 Units
Total: 120 Units

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ECO 3145, ECO 3152 and ECO 3153 are strongly recommended for studies in the Master's in Economics.