Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, all students in both majors will be able to:

    1. Apply economic principles to questions that affect society and human behavior.

    2. Divide complex problems into feasible components to formulate solutions using economic principles.

    3. Evaluate data using appropriate economic methods.

    4. Critique information in the public sphere by applying economic and analytic methods.

    5. Evaluate policy processes, options, and outcomes for social and economic problems.

    6. Effectively communicate economic concepts and decisions in their specialized areas across audiences.

      Additionally, the two majors, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (ENRE) and Economics of Sustainable Development and Management (ESDM), and the two concentrations of Business Management and Marketing (BMM) and Development Economics and Policy (DEP) emphasize applications of economic analysis.

        Upon completion of these, students will be able to explain the relevance of economic principles and implement methods to inform decision-making in areas of:

          7. Marketing and business management, and issues related to food systems and business enterprises (Economics of Sustainable Development and Management, BMM concentration).

          8. Management issues in sustainable development and health (Economics of Sustainable Development and Management, DEP concentration).

          9. Climate change, energy markets, and environmental programs (Environmental and Natural Resource Economics).