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Environmental & Water Resource Economics

Bachelor of Science

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A degree in Environmental Water Resource and Economics (EWRE) prepares students to assume responsible positions in the management of the world's natural and human resources. Students develop skills through their studies in agribusiness management, finance, economic theory, natural resource economics, environmental regulation, quantitative techniques, and economic development, both domestic and international. This major is flexible so that students choose coursework from a variety of departments across campus depending on their area of focus. In the Environmental & Water Resource Economics major you will: receive training in environmental and natural resource economics and quantitative methods as well as integrate your studies with science, politics, law, information technology, project management, marketing, and communications. Students in this major will take four core classes and then design their own degree drawing from courses in three areas of specialization: Environmental and Water Sciences, Management and Policy, or Quantitative Methods.

Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://cals.arizona.edu/arec/undergrad/index.html
Math Required:

Moderate

    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Moderate
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH Moderate Strand 3
ENGL 101 Foundation Composition 3
Computer Skills 3
Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
Additional Math I 3
ENGL 102 Foundation Composition 3
Second Language 4
ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Additional Math II 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
General Elective 3
Communication Skills 3
5th Semester
Focus Area Course, Upper Division 3
Focus Area Course, Upper Division 3
Core II Environmental Economics 3
AREC 339 Economic Statistics 3
Microeconomics: AREC 304, ECON 300, ECON 301, or ECON 361 3
AREC 397 Preparing for Career and Life Success 1
6th Semester
Communication Skills 3
AREC 360 The Poverty and Development of Nations 3
Focus Area Course, Upper Division 3
Focus Area Course, Upper Division 3
Focus Area Course 3
7th Semester
Core II Environmental Economics 3
AREC 464 Economics of Policy Analysis 3
Macroeconomics: ECON 330, 331, or 332 3
Focus Area Course, Upper Division 3
General Elective 3
8th Semester
AREC 403 Marketing and Price Analysis 3
Focus Area Course 3
General Elective, Upper Division 3
General Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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