Environmental Economics and Public Policy
Environmental issues fill the headlines — climate change, oil sands, species loss, to name but a few. Is it possible to grow the economy and protect the environment at the same time? Is our current model of economic development sustainable? This program provides students with a multidisciplinary understanding of the environment, the economy and the interaction between the two.
The program offers fourth-year students research internships in the public or not‑for‑profit sectors. All students undertake original public policy research in a capstone course in either environmental or natural resource economics. The program opens doors to careers in environment-economy policy development and analysis in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
General admission requirements
English or Français 4U
Advanced Functions 4U
Calculus and Vectors 4U (strongly recommended)
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|QUÉBEC / CÉGEP||
English (603) or Français (601)
Mathematics (201) Calculus I
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|QUÉBEC / SECONDARY V||
English or Français
Technical and Scientific option or Natural Sciences option (Secondary V)
- Our Department is extremely diverse, with professors, researchers, and students from around the world. Their interests lie in areas such as development economics, environmental economics, labour economics, public economics, health economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics.
- Our programs prepare students to work in diverse sectors including environmental or public policy, national and international trade, banking, consulting firms, the public sector and international organizations.
- Our speciality is to educate our students to be able to move beyond ready-made ideas. We help them build academic and professional credibility through the acquisition of solid statistical and analytical skills.
- Policy analyst
- Environmental program officer
- Environmental activist
- ENV 1101 Global Environmental Challenges
- DCC 3107 Environmental Law
- SOC 3105 Environmental Sociology
This program provides students with international opportunities as of their third year of study.
“I chose this program because I wanted to combine two of my passions: the environment (expanding my knowledge of key issues such as sustainability, pollution, climate change and conservation) and business (gaining a broader understanding of both private and public sectors). The program’s course sequence offers a great balance between environmental and economics classes. In addition, I can really personalize my degree by taking advantage of a large number of electives.”
Teagan Gran-Ruaz, student