The Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics undergraduate program provides education and coursework to prepare students to think analytically and apply decision-making skills to problems of production and distribution of food products and the management of natural resources and the environment. The program is highly flexible and caters to individualized interests while the curriculum allows students to develop multiple skills and interests from the major areas of study and concentrations offered.

Please view this brief presentation for an overview of the Applied & Resource Economics major.


Our program offers three concentrations and students may concentrate in one or more of the following areas: Marketing and Business Management, Environmental Economics and Policy, and International Development.  Concentrations are optional and are not required for the major.


ARE offers three minors: Agribusiness Management, Environmental Economics and Policy, and Equine Business Management. Please note that the Agribusiness Minor is not open to ARE majors who are concentrating in Marketing and Business Management. Similarly, the Environmental Economics and Policy minor is not open to ARE majors concentrating in Environmental Economics and Policy.


Several career opportunities exist for ARE majors in a variety of fields. Recent graduates have been successful in finding entry level positions such as Accounting Analyst, Commodities Trader, Natural Resources Manager, Account Executive, and more.  Please visit our Careers page for more detailed information. We highly recommend that students obtain an internship during their time at UConn as these opportunities can pave the way for a full time position upon graduation or demonstrate a student's dedication and interest when applying for jobs after graduation. Please visit our Internships page for more information.

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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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