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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics/Environmental Studies, BA

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Combined major offered by the Department of Economics, College of Business and Economics and the Department of Environmental Studies, Huxley College of the Environment.

103-104 credits (including preparatory courses and major)


Students wishing to complete an Economics/Environmental Studies major in four years should complete all GUR requirements in their first two years. The preparatory courses listed below may be used to fulfill both Huxley College and GUR requirements. All preparatory courses required for admission should be completed on a lettered or numeric grading scale, not P/NP, and must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Admission and Declaration Process

Students planning to major in Economics/Environmental Studies should declare their major as early as possible, preferably their first year at Western in both College of Business and Economics, and Huxley College of the Environment. 

Admission to programs in the College of Business and Economics (CBE) is selective and based upon prior academic performance and other evidence of high promise. For admission to CBE as a full Economics major, a student must meet the following requirements: 1) Confirmed admission to Western Washington University 2) Achieved a 2.5 cumulative college GPA (including transfer work). Completion of the CBE foundation courses is not required to declare this combined major in economics

Students apply for admission to the  Economics portion of the major by completing the online application form at: http://www.cbe.wwu.edu/College/Applications.asp  

Students apply for admission to the Environmental Studies (ENVS) portion of the major at any time, by going to the central Huxley College office in Environmental Studies Building 539 and filling out a major declaration card.

There are several advantages to declaring during your freshman or sophomore year. Once you are declared as a phase I major you are assigned a Huxley faculty advisor based on your interests at the time of declaration. You can then meet with your faculty advisor to discuss which courses to take and when, how to prepare for graduate school or a future career, or simply to get assistance navigating through the Huxley curriculum. Your email is added to an email distribution list for Huxley majors so you will begin to receive notifications and general announcements, as well as information about jobs, internships, or research opportunities.

Those pursuing joint programs offered by Environmental Studies with other Western academic units may begin as Phase I majors. Preparatory and major requirements differ from those of the other ENVS majors as outlined in this catalog. You can declare an ENVS Phase I major at any time.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


Preparatory Courses (18-19 credits)

Major (85 credits)

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