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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Pathways: Business and Communications, Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Law and Public Policy

With this major’s flexibility, you can design a program of study tailored to your environmental and natural resource interests, such as water use and quality, soil protection, waste management, ecosystem management or land use.

Academics

Fall
  • ARE 187 Energy Resource Economics
    3
  • BIOL 101 General Biology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 103 General Biology Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day
14
Spring
  • AGEE 110 Microcomputer Applications in Agricultural Education
    3
  • ARE 150 Introductory Agricultural and Agribusiness Economics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENVP 155 Elements of Environmental Protection Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference or
    ECON 225 Elementary Business and Economics Statistics
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Adventure WV

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Attend a resume writing class

Academics

Fall
  • ARE 220 Introductory Environmental and Resource Economics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 150 Applied Calculus Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM, GEOL, GEOG with Lab
    4
16
Spring
  • AGRN 202 Principles of Soil Science Exclamation Point
    3
  • AGRN 203 Principles of Soil Science Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    6
  • Restricted Elective
    3
  • Free Elective
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Find a faculty mentor

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course
  • Become a level 1 Bystander Trainer
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more

Academics

Fall
  • ARE 382 Agricultural and Natural Resources Law
    3
  • ARE 494 Seminar
    1-3
  • ECON 301 Intermediate Micro-Economic Theory Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECON 421 Introduction to Mathematical Economics
    3
  • Restricted Elective
    3
  • Free Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ARE 440 Futures Markets and Commodity Prices
    3
  • ARE 445 Energy Economics
    3
  • ECON 302 Intermediate Macro-Economic Theory
    3
  • RESM 480 Environmental Regulation
    3
  • Free Elective
    3
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Work on a community service project
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more

Academics

Fall
  • ENVP 355 Environmental Sampling and Analysis
    3
  • RESM 440 Foundations of Applied Geographic Information Systems
    3
  • RESM 442 Introduction Geographic Information Systems Social Science
    2
  • Restricted Elective
    3
  • Restricted Elective
    3
14
Spring
  • ARE 410 Environmental and Resource Economics
    3
  • ARE 450 Agriculture, Environmental and Resource Policy
    3
  • ARE 496 Senior Thesis
    1-3
  • ECON 425 Introductory Econometrics
    3
  • Free Elective
    3
13
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend a football game
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

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