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ECON 4510. Economics of Health and Health Care. 3 Credit Hours.

This course surveys the theoretical and empirical evidence regarding current issues in health and health care. Individual-level models of health behaviors and the demand for health and medical insurance are presented. The economic behaviors of physicians, hospitals, and insurance companies are also characterized. The possible role of government in encouraging the equitable and efficient performance of health markets is discussed with a particular emphasis on current debates involving individual health decisions, health care reform, and the diffusion of new medical technologies.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers a BS degree in Environmental Engineering (BS EnvE). The curriculum is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of scientific disciplines and engineering principles that are used to address emerging environmental issues such as sustainable air, water, and land resources; human health; and environmental restoration. In the first and second years, students take courses in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, English composition, and introductory engineering. The third year incorporates advanced engineering topics, including solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and laboratories in engineering materials, hydraulic engineering, and environmental monitoring and process engineering. The fourth year is elective based, allowing students to select courses from specific focus areas, including biological processes, sustainability, air pollution, and water resources, in addition to technical and design electives. A senior-level capstone design course serves to integrate principles from a range of disciplines. The curriculum is intended to provide students with the flexibility to develop tailored sequences of electives to meet individual education and career objectives, while ensuring a comprehensive engineering design experience. Prerequisites and Other Requirements Although students are not required to take courses during the indicated semester, all prerequisites must be satisfied. In addition to Institute academic requirements for graduation with a BS degree, the following requirements must be satisfied for the BS EnvE: A letter grade of C or better must be earned in The total number of quality points earned in CEE courses used to satisfy degree requirements must be at least twice the number of credit hours in those courses. If a course is repeated, the most recent grade will be used in applying this rule. No CEE courses may be repeated for the purpose of satisfying this rule if the original grade was a C or higher. Program Objectives Graduates will pursue a diverse range of careers that build on their engineering education. During the initial years of their careers, graduates will: apply technical proficiency in the principles and methods essential to modern environmental engineering practice. demonstrate understanding of global, societal, environmental, and sustainability issues related to environmental engineering. exhibit effective communication, teamwork, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills. engage in ethical and responsible practice while pursuing professional growth.