College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Environmental Economics and Policy

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the College of Letters and Science jointly offer the undergraduate major in Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP). This major offers an opportunity to explore aspects of economic and political institutions that affect the development and management of natural resources and the environment.

The program takes a problem-solving approach to issues involving renewable and fixed natural resources, and it is based on a foundation in micro-economic theory and the economics of resources and the environment.

Sample Classes

  • Globalization and the Natural Environment
  • Modeling and Management of Biological Resources
  • Advanced Topics in Development and International Trade
  • Population, Environment, and Development
  • Statistics, Mathematics, Economics

EEP classes

Careers for EEP Majors

  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Federal, state, and local agencies
  • Environmental or economic consulting
  • Law or business

EEP majors

Undergraduate Advisor

William Hughes
(510) 643-5325
260 Mulford
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3100

Rezwana Abed is a junior and a current EEP student. Read about her experiences at CNR in the Peer Advisor blog!

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Berkeley Environmental Economics and Policy Students (BEEPS) is a student organization for students of the EEP major/minor to network, socialize, and prepare for post-graduation. Like us on Facebook, subscribe to our list-serve, or contact us at !