Environmental Economics and Management

The Environmental Economics and Management program prepares you for a career that requires balancing environmental sustainability and economic development goals. The major is a broad, integrated study of environmental economics, public finance, economic development, community and regional studies and environmental science. 

The coursework will help you develop economic analysis skills and basic environmental science knowledge and apply these skills and knowledge to analyze environmental considerations in economic decisions of governments, industry, consulting firms, environmental interest groups and households.

The major also offers students the opportunity to prepare for graduate study in environmental economics or environmental policy studies programs.

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Degree Requirements

Minor in EE

The minor in Environmental Economics is designed to serve students who are interested in the application of economics to environmental issues. Learn more out the EE Minor.


  •   Express Advising is Wednesday afternoons 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.  There is no Express Advising during the summer.

Career Information

Salary Range:   $25,000 – $42,000

Career Positions Companies Hiring MSU Grads
Environmental Consultant AARC Environmental Inc.
Environmental Economics Analyst Booz Allen Hamilton
Environmental or Industry Lobbyist Consulting Firms
Land Conservancy Director Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Legislative Assistant Michigan Environmental Council
Resource Management Specialist United States Department of Agriculture 
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