Environmental Studies and Economics, BS

Through this combined major, successful undergraduates will develop an awareness of the scientific, cultural, political, and economic aspects of the world’s environmental problems and potential solutions.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

Introduction to College

ECON 1000Economics at Northeastern1
or ENVR 1000 Marine and Environmental Sciences at Northeastern

Economics Requirements

MATH 1231Calculus for Business and Economics4
Computer Science
CS 1100Computer Science and Its Applications4
Required Economics Courses
A minimum GPA of 2.000 is required:
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 2315Macroeconomic Theory4
ECON 2316Microeconomic Theory4
ECON 2350Statistics4
ECON 2560Applied Econometrics4
ECON 3423Environmental Economics4
Economics Electives
No more than one course may be at the introductory level (course number 1000–1999).
Complete two of the following:7-8
History of the Global Economy
Development Economics
International Food Economics and Policy
Urban Economic Issues
Economics of Transportation
Law and Economics
Energy Economics
Public Finance
International Economics
Ecological Economics

Environmental Studies Requirements

Social Science Component
PHIL 1180Environmental Ethics4
POLS 1150
and POLS 1151
American Government
and Recitation for POLS 1150
POLS 2395Environmental Politics and Policy4
SOCL 1246Environment and Society4
Science Component
ENVR 1101Environmental Science4
ENVR 1112Environmental Geology4
or ENVR 1200 Dynamic Earth
ENVR 14454
ENVR 3300
and ENVR 3301
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
GPA Requirement
Students are required to earn a GPA of 2.000 in either PHIL 1180 or PHIL 3480 and in ENVR 1101.
Enivronmental Science Elective
Complete one environmental science elective in consultation with the environmental studies head advisor.

Integrative Requirements

Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
ENGW 3308Advanced Writing in the Social Sciences4
Integrative Course
Note: Your integrative course and your capstone course (below) must be from different departments.
Complete one of the following:4
Senior Economics Seminar
Environmental Planning
Geology and Land-Use Planning
Note: Your integrative course (above) and your capstone course must be from different departments.
ECON 4692Senior Economics Seminar4
or ENVR 4997 Senior Thesis
or ENVS 4997 Senior Thesis

Experiential Learning Requirement

Complete one of the following:4
Co-op Work Experience
Directed Study
Directed Study
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1

Major Credit Requirement

Complete 84 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required