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Environmental and Resource Economics

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Environmental and Resource Economics (120 Credits)

Students are admitted to the Environmental and Resource Economics option upon making their intention known to the department. Admitted students must meet the following two benchmarks to remain in good standing:
  1. Minimum WSU cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in ECONS 301, 302, and 311.
First Year
First TermCredits
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 20113
Electives3
Second TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI]23
ECONS 101 or 102 3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]33
Electives3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or Physical Sciences [PSCI] (with lab)24
COM 102 [COMM], COM 210 [COMM], or H D 205 [COMM]3 or 4
Diversity [DIVR]3
ECONS 3023
ECONS 322 [M]3
Second TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
ECONS 3014
STAT 212 or MGTOP 2154
Concentrated Area Course 43
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ECONS 300-400-level Elective3
ECONS 311 [M]3
ECONS 3303
Concentrated Area Course 43
Electives3
Second TermCredits
ECONS 300-400-level Elective3
ECONS 3263
Concentrated Area Course 43
Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ECONS 4273
ECONS 4303
ECONS 4313
ECONS 483, 495, 497, 499, or HONORS 4503
Environmental Option Course 53
Second TermCredits
ECONS 490 [M] [CAPS]3
ENGLISH 301, 402, or 4033
Environmental Option Course53
Electives6

Footnotes
1MATH 201 will be waived with an ALEKS score of 80% or higher, or the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent. Alternative to MATH 201 is MATH 106, 172, or 220.
2For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Sciences [BSCI] and one Physical Sciences [PSCI] course, including one lab course.
3Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 171.
4Concentrated Area Course: Three courses from any one of the following concentration areas: (1) Human Health & the Environment: ANTH 405, CE 341, IPM 452, PHIL 370, SOE 402, SOE 445; (2) Global Environment: CROP SCI 360, HISTORY 494, PHIL 370, SOC 332, SOE 285, SOE 315, SOE 335; (3) Renewable Resources: Forest, Wildlife & Biosystems: BIOLOGY 330, BIOLOGY 401, CROP SCI 411, PHIL 370, SOE 300, SOE 301, SOE 312; (4) Non-Renewable Resources: Energy & Minerals: PHIL 370, PHYSICS 408, SOE 340, SOE 350, SOE 470; (5) Independent Concentration - upon approval of advisor (choose 3 courses).
5Environmental Option courses: COMSOC 476 or 477, SOE 444, SOE 438, SOIL SCI 368.

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