Department Information

Chair:
Kathleen Burke
Timothy Phillips (Acting)
Old Main, Room 136
Phone: 607-753-4109
Fax: 607-753-5983
Email:
economics.department
@cortland.edu

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Program Details

Business Economics: Concentration in Environmental Management [BUSE/ENMG] (Major)

The concentration in environmental management provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the various environmental issues that confront society. For more information about this program, contact the Economics Department.

Career Potential

  • Cost benefit analyst
  • EPA economist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Waste manager

A. Required Core in Economics: 21 credit hours

Note: A minimum grade of C in the foundational classes (ECO 105, ECO 110 and ECO 111) is required for all economics and business economics majors before taking upper-level courses that require any of these foundational classes as prerequisites.

  • ECO 105 - Political Economy and Social Thought (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 110 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 111 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 221 - Economic Statistics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 301 - Economics of the Firm (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 352 - Finance (3 cr. hr.)
Select:
  • ECO 222 - Mathematical Economics (3 cr. hr.) or
    Calculus sequence:
  • MAT 121 - Calculus A (3 cr. hr.) and
  • MAT 122 - Calculus B (3 cr. hr.)
B. Required Core in Management: 18 credit hours
  • CAP 100 - Introduction to Computer Applications (3 cr. hr.)
  • MGT 250 - Principles of Management (3 cr. hr.)
  • MGT 254 - Principles of Accounting I (3 cr. hr.)
  • MGT 423 - Computer Applications in Economics and Management (3 cr. hr.)
  • MGT 454 - Strategic Management (3 cr. hr.)
Select one of the following:
  • MGT 385 - Human Resource Management (3 cr. hr.) or
  • MGT 253 - Principles of Marketing (3 cr. hr.)
C. Elective Courses: 15 credit hours
Nine credit hours:
  • ECO 335 - Resource and Environmental Economics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ENS 486 - Seminar in Environmental Science (3 cr. hr.)
  • EST 100 - Introduction to Environmental Studies (3 cr. hr.)
Six credit hours selected from the following courses:
  • ANT 410 - Cultural Ecology (3 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 307 - Field Natural History (3 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 125 - Chemistry and the Environment (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 401 - Co-op Education/Internship in Economics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 421 - Econometrics (3 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 160 - Environmental Geology (3 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 292 - Land Use and Planning (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 110 - Physical Geography (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 328 - Geographic Information Systems (4 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 470 - Resource Geography (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 242 - Environmental Policy (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 308 - Environmental Law (3 cr. hr.)
  • REC 310 - Wilderness and American Culture (3 cr. hr.)
  • REC 402 - Management of Recreation Resources (3 cr. hr.)
  • SCI 300 - Science and Its Social Context (3 cr. hr.)
  • SCI 304 - Plants and People (3 cr. hr.)
  • SCI 320 - Science, Technology and Culture (3 cr. hr.)
  • SCI 330 - Science and the Public (3 cr. hr.)
  • SCI 350 - Science in the Social World (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120