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
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  • 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.

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Transfer Options 

It’s easy to transfer to Lakehead. Our pathway and general transfer policies are designed to help you maximize your credits from your current or previous studies at either college or university – or even both. 

There are a number of ways to transfer to Lakehead. Let us help you achieve your degree completion goals. For more information regarding specific admission requirements from college or university, check out the “Admissions Requirement” tab above and select your most recent level of study.

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 Secondary School/ College or University
 General Admission Requirements:
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  • 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:

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Program Specific Requirements

Please Select Your Applicant Type

  • Resource & Environmental Economics
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language 30-1, 2 from: Math 30-1, Math 30-2, or Math 31; 1 from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U), 2 from: Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), or Data Management (MDM4U); 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Earth & Space Science (SES4U), or Physics (SPH4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language 30-1, 2 from: Math 30-1, Math 30-2, or Math 31; 1 from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12, 2 from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12, or Statistics 12; and 1 from: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Chemistry 12, Environmental Science 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, 1 from: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S, 2 from: Advanced Mathematics 45S & Introduction To Calculus 45S, Applied Math 40S, or Pre-Calculus 40S; 1 from: Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U), 2 from: Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), or Data Management (MDM4U); 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Earth & Space Science (SES4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to these requirements are accepted. & Space Science, Grade 12 U Physics, or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122, 2 from: Calculus 120, Foundations of Math 120, or Pre-Calculus A120 or B120; 1 from: Biology 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, Introduction to Environmental Science 120 or Advanced Environmental Science 120, or Physics 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, 2 from: Academic Math 3201, Advanced Math 3200, or Calculus 3208; 1 from: Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, Environmental Science 3205, or Physics 3204
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, 2 from: Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, or Pre-Calculus 12; 1 from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12
    Other Admission Requirements & Important Information:
    World History or Geography are recommended
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A, 2 from: Calculus 611B, Foundations of Math 621A, or Pre-Calculus 621B; 1 from: Biology 621A, Chemistry 621A, Environmental Science 621A, or Physics 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604), Linear Algebra I (201-NYC, 201-105, or 201-106), Calculus I (201-NYA or 201-103), 4 from: Biology I (NYA), Biology II, Chemistry (NYA, NYB, or NYC), or Physics (NYA, NYB, or NYC)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U), 2 from: Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), or Data Management (MDM4U); 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Earth & Space Science (SES4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Equivalent courses to the Ontario prerequisite requirements will be considered.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B, Calculus 30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Earth Science 30, or Physics 30


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 and 1172– Calculus I & II
  • History 1100 – The Making of the Modern World, or Political Science 1100 – Introduction to 500 Internal Server Error

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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, Orillia
YearTuitionAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$5,984.51
$954.51
$6,939.02
$3,469.51
$3,469.51
$1,196.90
$1,276.52
$598.45
$638.26
2
$5,955.86
$934.51
$6,890.37
$3,445.19
$3,445.18
$1,191.17
$1,270.79
$595.59
$635.40
3
$5,915.30
$934.51
$6,849.81
$3,424.91
$3,424.90
$1,183.06
$1,262.68
$591.53
$631.34
4
$5,398.29
$934.51
$6,332.80
$3,166.40
$3,166.40
$1,079.66
$1,159.28
$539.83
$579.64
YearTuitionAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$25,000.00
$954.51
$25,954.51
$12,977.26
$12,977.25
$5,000.00
$5,079.62
$2,500.00
$2,539.81
2-4
$25,000.00
$934.51
$25,934.51
$12,967.26
$12,967.25
$5,000.00
$5,079.62
$2,500.00
$2,539.81
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

2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Athletic Building FundSABFF70.00
Athletic Building Fee (Wolf Den) - 50% billed to reflect charge for Jan-Apr 2021SABWF(99.00)  49.50
Student Athletic SocietySATHF120.18
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF63.20
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF30.00
Lakehead Services Subtotal: (407.38)  357.88
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF51.03
LUSU Medical/DentalSMEDF *392.07
LUSU Bus PassSLBUS **198.95
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF138.24
Aboriginal Programming FeeSLRAB2.00
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF 0.50
Nanabijou FeeSLRNA5.00
Social Action FeeSLRSA2.00
SustainabilitySLRSU5.50
WUSC - World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00
Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) FeeSLCSF17.46
LU Radio FeeSRADF10.00
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 829.75
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay) (1,237.13)  1,187.63

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs 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. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. 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

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

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


2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year
- Undergraduate Full-Time  Students (Thunder Bay)
 Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience Fee SORIE20.00
Total Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay): 1,237.13
 TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Students - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay):
  1,257.13
2020-21 Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students - Per Course (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)
Amount (0.5FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees   
Athletic Building FundSABFF14.007.00
Athletic Building FeeSABWF19.809.90
Student Athletic SocietySATHF24.0412.02
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF12.646.32
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF6.003.00
Lakehead University Services Subtotal: 81.4840.74
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF10.215.10
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF 27.6513.82
Aboriginal Programming Fee SLRAB0.400.20
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF0.100.05
 Nanabijou Fee SLRNA1.00  0.50
Social Action FeeSLRSA0.400.20
Sustainability FeeSLRSU1.100.55
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Student) FeeSLRWU1.400.70
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCFS3.491.75
LU Radio FeeSRADF2.001.00
LUSU fees Subtotal: 47.7523.87
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay): 129.2264.61
    
2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees For Part-Time Undergraduate First Year Students: Amount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
Orientation and First Year Experience Fee (Flat Fee - not per course)SORIE75.0075.00
Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay): 129.2264.61
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate First Year/First Course (Thunder Bay): 204.22139.61
2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Orillia) Code Amount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Athletic SocietySATHO96.16
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO63.20
Lakehead Services Subtotal 184.36
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO51.03
LUSU U-Pass Fee **SLBUO144.35
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance *SMEDF392.07
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO138.24
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSLCSF17.46
LUSU Fees (Orillia) Subtotal 750.15
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Orillia) 934.51

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs 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. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. 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

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

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


 First Year Students

2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Full-Time Students (Orillia) Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience FeeSORIO20.00
LUSU and LU Services Fees Total 934.51
Total 954.51
2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia)CodeAmount Per Course (1.0FCE)Amount Per Half Course (0.5FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees
   
Student Athletic SocietySATHO19.239.62
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO12.646.32
Lakehead Services Fees Subtotal: 36.8718.44
Lakehead University Student Union Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO10.215.10
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO27.6513.82
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU1.400.70
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCFS3.491.75
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 31.5615.78
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fee (Orillia): 79.6239.81
    
First Year Part-Time Orillia Students:   
Orientation & First Year Experience Fee (Flat fee - Not per course)SORIO75.0075.00
Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fee (Orillia) 79.6239.81
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course/First Course, First Year (Orillia) 154.62114.81
2020-21  Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering
 Code Amount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Athletic SocietySATHG96.16
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMG25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAG63.20
Lakehead Services Subtotal: 184.36
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance *SMEDF392.07
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSG138.24
LUSU Capital FundSBLDG51.03
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SWUSG7.00
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSCFSG17.46
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 605.80
Georgian/Barrie U-Pass Fee **SLBUB172.00
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering:
 962.16

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs 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. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. 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

 Co-op students, Part-Time Students, and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

** 
The Georgian/Barrie Bus Pass Fee (SLBUB):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


 

2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Full-Time Lakehead-Georgian (Barrie) - Non-Engineering
 Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience FeeSORIB20.00
LUSU and LU Services and Bus Pass Subtotal 962.16
Total 982.16
2020-21  Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering
 Code Amount Per Course (1.0 FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Athletic SocietySATHG19.23
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMG5.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAG12.64
Lakehead Services Subtotal: 36.87
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSG27.65
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SWUSG1.40
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSCFSG3.49
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 42.75
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time (Per Course) Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering:
 79.62