Requirements for an Undergraduate

Major in Economics with Special Emphasis

Environmental and Natural Resources Emphasis: designed for economics majors who are considering careers in fields requiring a thorough understanding of a broad range of issues associated with business practices and public policies addressing natural resource use and environmental quality, including environmental regulation and compliance; energy production and consumption, development of energy, transportation, urban, rural and regional infrastructures.

International Emphasis: designed for economics majors who have an interest in taking courses with an international perspective both within the Economics Department and in other departments. This program is recommended for Economics majors who are considering careers in international fields, e.g. economic development, international law and diplomacy, international business, or international education.

Public Emphasis: designed for economics majors who have an interest in taking courses with a public policy perspective both within the Economics Department and in other departments. This program is recommended for Economics majors who are considering careers in local, state or federal government; in government agencies, in international bodies such as the United Nations or the World Bank; in pressure groups; in politics; in law; in organizations focused on environmental policy; and in organizations focused on other areas of public policy.

Quantitative Emphasis: designed for economics majors who have an interest in taking courses with a quantitative perspective both within the Economics Department and in other departments. This program is recommended for Economic majors who are considering careers or graduate programs in theoretical and applied economics.