Environmental & Natural Resource Economics


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The Bachelor of Science in Environmental & Natural Resource Economics (ENRE) is aimed at students seeking an undergraduate degree focused on the efficient allocation of natural resources and amenities.

This major focuses on the application of economic principles to the efficient allocation of natural resources such as minerals, oil and natural gas, the management of public lands and pollution of public goods such as air and water. 

With increasing competition for limited land, water and other natural resources in the U.S. and throughout the world, as well as growing concern about environmental degradation, there is a growing need for professionals who can assist in the process of balancing economic and environmental tradeoffs.

ENRE graduates will be well-prepared to contribute to the goals of organizations and agencies in both the private and public sectors. 


ENRE majors will be required to complete one of the three following options:

  1. Environmental Policy and Management track (Department of Environment & Society)
  2. Natural Science - Watershed Sciences Minor (Department of Watershed Sciences)
  3. Ecology track (Department of Wildland Resources)