Resource and Environmental Economics

The sustainability of our environment and natural resources is a pressing 21st century issue. Our Honours Bachelor of Science in Resource and Environmental Economics program combines the academic structure of an economics degree with the scientific depth of an environmental science degree to help you understand how economic activity impacts the world around us. In light of growing concerns of climate change, Environmental Economists are in high demand in an effort to improve management strategies.

As a Resource and Environmental Economics student, you will examine resource allocation and decision-making processes with respect to policies related to water quality, air pollution, waste disposal, and climate change. The natural resources component of the program will focus on the economics of resource extraction, resource depletion, and sustainability.

Our program combines fundamentals from the following disciplines:

  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Biology
  • Philosophy
  • History

Much like the economy, the environment and the discussion surrounding is constantly evolving. New theories and topics are always emerging in the field, making Resource and Environmental Economics a very exciting and ground-breaking discipline.

Lakehead Advantage

Our small class sizes facilitate individual attention from professors, and a student-centered learning environment conducive to exploring new ways of thinking. Our core faculty members are leaders in their field and active researchers on an international scale. Each year we offer Special Topics courses that coincide with the needs and interests of both our students and our faculty. These courses provide learning and research opportunities unique to our institution.

Our distinctive location in lush Northwestern Ontario makes this program especially pertinent to environmental organizations and First Nations communities in the surrounding area. We are constantly incorporating relevant and local content into our courses to better illustrate information and theories taught in-class. Many of our students remain in Northwestern Ontario to work post-graduation as there is an abundance of job opportunities for those interested in Environmental Economics and Environmental Science.

Applying to Lakehead University is easy and we are here to help you along the way.

Step 1 – Determine your general admission requirements:

To determine your general admission requirements, select one of the definitions below:

Ontario High School Students
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD);
  • A minimum of 6 Grade 12U or M courses, or equivalent, including program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average**

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.
**Admission averages are calculated using the top 6 Grade 12 U or M courses.  

Other Canadian High School Students
 General Admission Requirements: 
  • Completion of Grade 12 and the Secondary School Diploma (see the Program Specific Prerequisites section for your particular provinces requirements);
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.

International HS/ College or University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.) 
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian)

    Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Canadian College
 General Admission Requirements:

College transfer applicants who are applying to a program that does not have a college transfer pathway are eligible for admission consideration if they have:

  • Completed a minimum of 1 year of full-time academic studies at an accredited community college since leaving high school;
  • Completed the appropriate program-specific prerequisite courses; and
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70%. 
Canadian University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Attended a university and successful completion of university level course work since leaving high school/college;
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum overall average of C or 60%.
Canadian Bible College
 General Admission Requirements:
  • A minimum overall average of C / 60% or equivalent;
  • College must be accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE);
  • Successfully meets the minimum program specific preparatory course prerequisites at the Grade 12U or M level or equivalent;
  • If not eligible right out of high school, a minimum of two years of full time studies must be completed at the Bible College.

Step 2 – Determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements for your program(s) of choice:

To determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements, choose from the drop-down menus below:

Program Specific Requirements

Please Select Your Applicant Type

  • Resource & Environmental Economics
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, 2 Courses from: Math 30-1, Math 30-2, or Math 31; 1 Course from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Earth & Space Science, or Grade 12 U Physics; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, 2 Courses from: Math 30-1, Math 30-2, or Math 31; 1 Course from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, 2 Credits from: Calculus 12, Pre-Calculus 12, or Foundations of Mathematics 12; and 1 Course from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, 2 Courses from: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, or Calculus 40; 1 Course from: Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Two Math Courses (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Grade 12 U Math of Data Management, or equivalent) One Science Course (Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Earth & Space Science, Grade 12 U Physics, or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 2 Courses from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 1 Course from: Biology 122, Chemistry 122, or Physics 122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, 2 Courses from: Advanced Math 3200, Calculus 3208, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, or Math 3207; 1 Course from: Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, 1 Course from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, 2 Courses from: Math 611B, Math 621A, or Math 621B; 1 Course from: Biology 621, Chemistry 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, Linear Algebra I and II, 2 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Chemistry (101 series), or Physics (203 series); and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Earth & Space Science, or Grade 12 U Physics; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, 2 Courses from: Foundations of Mathematics 30, Pre-Calculus 30, or Calculus 30; 1 Course from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course


As a first year student, you will be required to take the following courses:

  • Economics 1100 – Principles of Economics
  • Environmental Studies 1150 – The Environment
  • Environmental Studies 1190 – Indigenous Knowledge, Science, and the Environment
  • Mathematics 1171 – Calculus I & II
  • History 1100 – The Making of the Modern World, or Political Science 1100 – Introduction to Political Science

The balance of your courses will be electives in the departments of Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, or Environmental Studies.

Our Department of Economics regularly hosts Speaker Series' on Friday afternoons. The topics are always different and challenge your current views on economic subjects and policy. Our Speaker Series' are a great way to expand your knowledge on various topics and network with the foremost thought leaders and up-and-coming economists across Canada. 

We also have a number of student-run clubs and societies catering to various interests, hobbies, and departments. For more information visit our Thunder Bay Student Societies page. 


More information about Payment Methods, and Payment Due Dates can be found here: Student Fees Information



Science
Thunder Bay
YearTuitionAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$6,649.45
$1,002.74
$7,652.19
$4,327.47
$3,324.72
$1,329.89
$1,434.84
$664.95
$717.42
2
$6,617.62
$982.74
$7,600.36
$4,291.55
$3,308.81
$1,323.52
$1,428.47
$661.76
$714.24
3
$6,572.55
$982.74
$7,555.29
$4,269.02
$3,286.27
$1,314.51
$1,419.46
$657.26
$709.73
4
$5,998.10
$982.74
$6,980.84
$3,981.79
$2,999.05
$1,199.62
$1,304.57
$599.81
$652.29
YearTuitionAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$22,601.25
$1,002.74
$23,603.99
$12,303.37
$11,300.62
$4,520.25
$4,625.20
$2,260.13
$2,312.60
2-4
$22,601.25
$982.74
$23,583.99
$12,283.37
$11,300.62
$4,520.25
$4,625.20
$2,260.13
$2,312.60
In addition to the above, International Students must pay the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) which is payable in full with your first installment. Please click here for more information about UHIP

2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Students (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Athletic Building FundSABFF70.00
Student Athletic SocietySATHF115.18
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF60.57
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF30.00
LU Services Subtotal 300.75
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fee  
LUSU Fee  128.00
Referenda  17.00
Nanabijou  5.00
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) Fees  16.74
LUSU Fee Subtotal SLUSF166.74
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Services Fees  
 LUSU Capital Fund SBLDF 47.25
 LU Radio SRADF 10.00
 LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance* SMEDF 325.00
 LUSU Bus Pass Fee** SLBUS133.00
 LUSU Services Subtotal 515.75
Total 982.74

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance cost is $325.00. The policy is effective September 1, 2018 for the 12 months ending August 31, 2019. All full-time undergraduate students* who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs for 2018FW by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.
- Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions.
- For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

** The LUSU Bus Pass (U-Pass) Fee - All full-time undergraduate students* who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs for 2018FW by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.
   * Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.


2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for 1st Year Full-Time Students (Thunder Bay)
 Code Amount
 1st Year Students Orientation Fee SORIE 20.00
 LUSU and LU Services Total  982.74
 Total  1002.74
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)
Amount (0.5FCE)
Athletic Building FundSABFF14.007.00
Student Athletic SocietySATHF23.0411.52
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF12.116.06
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF6.003.00
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF9.454.73
LU RadioSRADF2.001.00
LUSU Fee (includes CFS & Referenda listed below)SLUSF33.3516.67
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) Fee 3.351.67
Referenda 4.402.20
 Total 104.9552.47
    
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students in Distance Education Courses Only (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
LUSU Fee, CFS Fee & ReferendaSLUSF33.3516.67
Total 33.2916.65
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia) Code Amount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Athletic SocietySATHO92.16
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO60.57
LU Services Subtotal 177.73
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fee  
LUSU Fee 128.00
Canadian Federation of Students Fee  16.74
Referenda 7.00
LUSU Fee SubtotalSLUSO151.74
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Services Fees  
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO47.25
LUSU U-Pass FeeSLBUO115.50
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance**SMEDF325.00
LUSU Services Subtotal 487.75
Total 817.22

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance cost is $325.00. The policy is effective September 1, 2018 for the 12 months ending August 31, 2019. All full-time undergraduate students* who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs for 2018FW by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.

- Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions.

- For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

** The LUSU Bus Pass (U-Pass) Fee - All full-time undergraduate students* who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs for 2018FW by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.

   * Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.


 

2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for 1st Year Full-Time Students (Orillia) Code Amount
1st Year Students Orientation FeeSORIO20.00
LUSU and LU Services Total 817.22
Total 837.22
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
Student Athletic SocietySATHO18.439.22
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO12.116.06
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO9.454.73
LUSU Fee (includes CFS & Referenda listed below)SLUSO30.3515.17
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) Fee 3.351.67
Referenda 1.400.70
Total 75.3437.67
    
2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students in Distance Education Courses Only (Orillia)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
LUSU Fee, CFS Fee & ReferendaSLUSO30.3515.17
Total 30.3515.17