Double Major in ENSP and Economics

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Double Major in ENSP & Economics

The Bachelor Arts degree with a double major in Economics and Environmental Studies and Planning is intended for those students whose particular academic and career interests lie in natural resources economics, economic planning, energy management and/or community development and redevelopment. The double major is designed especially for capable students who later intend to pursue graduate studies in natural resource management, environmental policy, urban planning, law, or related career fields. Students pursuing the double major must declare their majors in both departments. Academic advising takes place in both departments.

The major requirements in both Economics and ENSP shown below apply only to students pursuing the double major. Requirements for a major only in Economics or ENSP may differ considerably from these. Students should seek information and advising in the appropriate department. The Economics requirements are shown below, followed by the requirements in three distinct tracks in ENSP related to this double-major — Natural Resources, Urban Planning, and Energy Management and Design.

Economics Major Requirements (28 units)

The following classes are a required core.

Economics Core
Course Units
ECON 204 Introduction to Macroeconomics 4
ECON 205 Introduction to Microeconomics 4
ECON 304 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 4
ECON 305 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 4
ECON 317 Introduction to Econmetrics (note prerequisite of Math 165 or ECON 217) 4

Students then choose two additional economics electives in consultation with an Economics advisor.

Economics Recommended Electives
Course Units
ECON 322 Urban and Regional Economics 4
ECON 381 Natural Resources & Environmental Economics 4
ECON 411 Seminar in Public Finance 4
ECON 426 Seminar in History of Economic Thought 4
ECON 481 Ecological Economics 4


ENSP Major Requirements (31-34 units)

1. Natural Resources Track - (32 - 33 units) - Advisor: Prof. Laura Watt (RCH 24 -
Course Units
ENSP 201 Environmental Forum 1
ENSP 302 Applied Ecology 4
ENSP 303 Applied Physical Science 4
Must take two of three courses listed below:  
ENSP 307 Environmental History OR 4
ENSP 401 Environmental Policy OR 4
ENSP 404 Environmental Law 3
ENSP 322 Conservation Biology 4
ENSP 490 Senior Project OR ENSP 499 Internship 4
ENSP 497 Senior Seminar C&R 2

Required Electives:

Six units in ENSP selected in consultation with a C&R advisor according to the student’s career goals.

2. Urban Planning Track - (31 - 34 units) - Advisor: Prof. Tom Jacobson (RCH 7 -
Course Units
Required Courses:
ENSP 310 Introduction to Planning 3
ENSP 311 Planning Theory and Methodology 4
ENSP 315 Environmental Impact Reporting 3
ENSP 411A Planning Workshop 4
ENSP 411B Planning Workshop 4
ENSP 415 Land Use Law 3
ENSP 498 Senior Seminar 1
Required Electives: Must take at least three courses listed below:  
ENSP 302 Applied Ecology 4
ENSP 303 Applied Physical Science 4
ENSP 314 Urban Design l: The Urban Form 3
ENSP 414 Urban Design II: Placemaking 3
ENSP 416 Environmental Planning 4
ENSP 418 Planning for Sustainable Communities 3
ENSP 419 Transportation Planning 3
ENSP 499* Internship 3

*with advance agreement with a Planning advisor, Senior Project (ENSP 490) may be substituted for Internship.

3. Energy Management and Design Track (32-33 units) - Advisor: Prof. Daniel Soto (RCH 12 -
Course Units
Required Courses:
ENSP 201 Environmental Forum 1
ENSP 330 Energy, Technology and Society 4
ENSP 337 Thermal Energy Management 4
ENSP 338 Electrical Energy Management 4
ENSP 430 Energy Forum (can be taken twice) 2
Must take at least three of the four courses listed below  
ENSP 437 Passive Solar Design 4
ENSP 438 Small Scale Energy Sources 4
ENSP 439L Computer Applications in Energy Management 3
ENSP 499 Internship 4

Required Electives:

A minimum of 6 units in ENSP selected in consultation with the EMD advisor.