Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Resource Economics (G.C.E.R.E.)
The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Resource Economics requires 16 credits of graduate coursework. The certificate provides students with an understanding of the critical linkages between economics and key environmental issues. It also offers an introduction to the most important analytical tools, including cost-benefit analysis. Students will develop a solid understanding of the major local, national and global environmental challenges, provide insights into how markets allocate natural resources and the market and government "failures" associated with the environment and will be introduced to some of the tools used to analyze the effects of alternative resource and environmental regulations and policies.
Prerequisite economics course (4 credits)
Must be taken at PSU.
|Ec 201||Principles of Microeconomics||
Core economics courses (12 credits)
|Ec 522||Economics of Sustainability: Theory and Practice||
|Ec 527||Cost-Benefit Analysis||
|Ec 530||Resource and Environmental Economics||
|Total Credit Hours:||12
Graduate Elective course (4 credits)
Any graduate Economics course numbered 511/611 or above is automatically approved as an elective. Appropriate courses from other departments can be applied to the electives requirement with advance approval of the Graduate Program Director.
| ||Ec graduate level elective||
Though any Economics course fulfills the elective requirement, the following environmental and resource economics courses may be offered:
- Ec 532 Advanced Environmental Economics
- Ec 533 Resource Economics
- Ec 534 Business Environmental Management
- Ec 537 Public Utility Economics
- Ec 543 Global Environmental Economics
| ||Other graduate level elective||
Courses from other department can be applied to the electives requirements with prior approval of the Graduate Program Director.
Total Credit Hours: 16