Future ARE Students


To apply, fill out the Change of Major form and return to Karen Nye in our main office, Young 302.

Have you wondered what's happening with today's economy? Rising food and home prices have made the economy the number one topic on most people's minds.  A degree in Applied & Resource Economics gives you a broad foundation of knowledge in economics and policy that will allow you to understand relevant economic issues facing today's consumers, businesses, and governments.

Have you thought about running your own business or working in marketing, insurance, or finance? A concentration in Marketing and Business Management might be right for you. Are you concerned about the environment or interested in legislation and policy relating to natural resources? If so, concentrate your coursework in Environmental Economics and Policy. If problems of world hunger and poverty interest you, consider concentrating in International Development.

Manisha Bicchieri (RE '13), was interviewed by UConn Today about her experiences. Check out her video to the right.

Develop your potential with study abroad and internship opportunities that allow you to gain a new perspective on what you have learned in the classroom.

Below (L-R), students participating in the faculty led UConn Sustainable Food and Environmental Systems experience in Florence, Italy and Adam Bestrom in Sweden.








Internships connect you with companies large and small, both in Connecticut and around the world, and allow you to gain experience in the field. Past internships for Applied & Resource Economics majors include The Hartford, Sikorsky Aircraft, Ameriprise, AXA Equitable, U.S. Department of Trade, Pfizer, and the Connecticut Farm Bureau.

Resource Economics majors have gone on to a variety of careers and have found meaningful, well-paying employment upon graduation. A recent survey of graduates shows an average starting salary of $40,000 and job titles ranging from Accounting and Treasury Analyst at an energy trading firm to Regional Sales Manager for a microbrewery.

Questions or Comments?  Email us at ResourceEconomics@uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2836


The Department offers M.S. in Applied & Resource Economics and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics degree programs. Our group includes a diverse body of students from countries including Haiti, China, and Germany who are drawn to the program by its high ranking among peer institutions. In a recent report submitted to the Provost by the Committee for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Programs, the Department's doctoral program is selected as among the few poised to achieve national distinction. Our graduate bulletin (link below) provides interested students with degree information and expectations and department requirements.

If you have any questions about the Graduate Program, please email DARE@uconn.edu.

Learn more about graduate studies at UConn:

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4021
W.B. Young Building
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4021

Phone: (860) 486-2836
Fax: (860) 486-1932

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