This major prepares students for graduate school, or for professional careers working for government agencies, businesses, or environmental organizations. Public officials, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses need professionals to integrate the ecological and natural science with the economic science aspects of their organizations. Such professionals play an important role in coordinating interdisciplinary teams to address complex environmental problems ranging from oil spills to climate change to nutrient pollution and the Gulf of Mexico "dead zone".
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics graduates go on to become:
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