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Environmental Economics & Policy

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What is Environmental Economics & Policy?

This concentration within Agricultural and Consumer Economics will prepare you to handle environmental and resource management issues at the local, state, national, and international levels. With a focus on law, policy, management, administration, quantitative methods, sociology, and economics, classes range from international business and economic development to computer science and mathematics. As an Environmental Economics and Policy student, you’ll research topics like groundwater contamination and environmental damage or the costs and benefits of recycling, and you’ll intern in places like Washington, D.C., or at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. You can apply directly into this concentration.

Career Options

  • Conservation land management
  • Environmental protection
  • Forest production
  • Government
  • Mining
  • Recycling
  • Transportation
  • Waste disposal

Post-Graduation Success1

92% employed or continuing education

79% employed after graduation

13% attending graduate school

$51,740 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), ALDI, Cargill

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Cornell University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 30 ACT Score

1190 - 1380 SAT Score

3.19 - 3.68 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,666
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,008
  • Total: $32,642

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,236
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $49,552

International

  • Tuition: $31,110
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $50,426
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