Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is a leader in Applied Economics.  Our mission is to provide objective economic analysis to support informed decision making in areas of natural resources and environment, food and agriculture, business management, and public policy for the people of Connecticut and beyond.

Turn your passion into problem-solving for real world change with a BS degree in one of our undergraduate programs: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, and Economics of Sustainable Development and Management. We offer the opportunity to obtain both a BS and MS in five years with our Accelerated Master's Program. Our MS and PhD programs are highly ranked, with alumni across the U.S. and around the world.

Why Study in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE)?

The Zwick Center

Alumnus Charles J. Zwick donated to the University of Connecticut’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Food Marketing Policy Center.  His generous gift expanded the mission of the Center to include economic and policy studies on energy, food policy and health, natural resource economics and land use, and agriculture. The Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy provides economic analysis for problems related to food, environment, energy, and sustainable economic development.