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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS)

Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) Major

This multi-disciplinary and cutting-edge degree program focuses on the human, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. It provides the core knowledge and skills students need to launch a career in the private, public or non-profit sectors. Students engage in an integrated set of coursework and rigorous training in sustainability to become agents of change. They can build on this foundation by choosing to specialize in one of four areas: Sustainability and BusinessEnvironmental Economics and Policy AnalysisCommunity Development or International Development

Since EEDS is a joint major between our department and the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), students enrolled in the program take classes with faculty working in both areas. Additionally, students can take classes from a wealth of exceptional faculty in partner programs associated with the EEDS major, including the Fisher College of Business; Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering; City and Regional Planning; International Studies; Center for Resilience; John Glenn School of Public Affairs; and the President’s and Provost’s Council on Sustainability. Graduates receive a B.S. in Environment and Sustainability. Six months after graduation, 93.6% of graduates are employed or are attending graduate school. The average starting salary reported is $51,617.


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Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) Minor

The EEDS minor offers students a multi-disciplinary program that focuses on the human, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability – often referred to as people, planet, and profit. Through enrollment in the EEDS minor, students learn sustainability concepts to complement their work in their major program of study. EEDS is a joint program between our department and the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR). Students enrolled in the minor take classes with faculty working in both areas. See the minor course requirements and learn more about course options. Agribusiness and Applied Economics majors can minor in EEDS.