Natural Resource Economics
The objective of this major is to prepare students to apply economic models and analysis to environmental and natural resource policy problems. The flexibility of this major allows students, in consultation with their academic advisor, to design a program of study that focuses on environmental and natural resource issues tailored to individual interests (such as water use and quality, soil protection, waste management, or ecosystem management and land use).
Students in this major can expect to find employment with state and federal government agencies or with private consultants, and in environmental policy analysis and management of natural resources, and with natural resources firms. Many students may find it desirable to obtain a graduate degree. Students completing this degree will be prepared for graduate study in environmental and natural resource economics and policy.
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application RequirementsStatement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall PriorityMid-April if requesting financial support or assistant position (International Mid-April deadline).
Fall DeadlineMid-June (International deadline is Mid-April)
Admissions RequirementsStatement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.