Undergraduate Program

Welcome to Agricultural and Resource Economics! This program of study is a great fit for students with a variety of academic backgrounds and career aspirations. Our major places a high priority on program flexibility and individualized attention. In addition to meeting the general education requirements of the University of Connecticut and the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, students majoring in Resource Economics are expected to take a common core of courses, and may concentrate their studies in one of three areas of concentration: Marketing and Business Management, Environmental Economics and Policy, or International Development. Internships and study abroad are encouraged.
 

Major Requirements

Part I:  General Education Requirements

Part II: Individual Course Requirements for ARE
  • ARE 1150, or ECON 1200, or ECON 1201
  • ARE 3150
  • ARE 3261W or ARE 3440W
Concentrations

ARE majors may concentrate in one or more of the following areas:  Marketing and Business Management, Environmental Economics and Policy, or International Development.  Majors choosing a concentration must take at least three courses from Group A and a sufficient number from Group B so that the total number of credits earned from both groups is at least 18.
  Marketing and Business Management  
Group A:  ARE 3210, 3215, 3222, 3225, 4217, 4275
Group B:  ARE 3221, 3260, 3434, 3450, 4279, 4464, 4981, 4991, 4993, 4995, 4999, ECON 2411

Environmental Economics and Policy
Group A:  ARE 3260, 3434, 4444, 4462, 4464
Group B:  ARE 3210, 3235, 3436, 3437, 3450, 4217, 4305, 4438, 4981, 4991, 4993, 4995, 4999, NRE 3245

International Development
Group A:  ARE 3260, 3434, 3437, 4305, 4444, 4464
Group B:  ARE 3210, 3215, 4279, 4981, 4991, 4993, 4995, 4999, ANTH 3151, ECON 2456, 3421/W, GEOG 2100, 3100, POLS 3402, 3406, 3410, SOCI 3701, WGSS 3216, 2267.

Part III:  36 Credit Requirement For All Majors
Each student is required to successfully complete at least 36 credits of courses that are numbered 2000-level or above in or relating to their major.  These courses may also be used to meet other requirements.  This group of courses must:
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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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