Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$346 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy – Online

If applying as a postbaccalaureate student for winter 2023, the deadline to apply is Nov. 1, and classes start Jan. 9.


By completing the coursework in Oregon State's online bachelor's program in environmental economics and policy, you'll be equipped with strong economic and data analysis skills and the ability to use that knowledge for analysis within the field of environmental policy.

Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits — at least 60 of which must be upper-division credits — are required to graduate with your environmental economics and policy degree, including:

Sample course topics

  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Applied economics
  • Natural resource economics and policy
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Environmental law

Transfer credits

Some of the degree requirements can be transferred from other colleges and universities. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU’s Transfer Credit Central.

Pursue this degree as a postbacc

Do you already have a bachelor's degree in another subject and are interested in earning a second bachelor's in environmental economics and policy? This program is available as a postbaccalaureate program. Please review the admission requirements for postbacc applicants.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you can add a minor to your bachelor's degree program. OSU offers a diverse selection of minors online. For example, combine environmental economics and a business minor or environmental economics plus an anthropology minor to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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