2023 New ARE Majors

Two New ARE Majors Coming Fall 2023

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics The B.S degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics prepares students to use economic analysis and quantitative methods to understand and evaluate complex interactions between economic markets, societal values, human needs and wants, and government policies. After graduation, students will be able to apply their acquired analytical and quantitative skills in a variety of jobs and for graduate school preparation. Environmental and Natural Resource Economists work for firms and consulting companies in the private sector, and for public agencies. The curriculum incorporates economics into the study of: pollution (air, water and land), waste disposal and recycling, business and consumer behavior, sustainable development, climate change and adaptation, pollution control, energy, renewable resources, environmental justice, poverty, economic valuation of environmental protection, benefit cost analysis, and policy evaluation. Students are encouraged to enroll in independent study to work individually with a faculty member on a chosen topic related to environmental and natural resource economics. Students can also receive academic credit through internships and participation in study abroad programs.  
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Economics of Sustainable Development and Management Major The B.S. degree in Economics of Sustainable Development and Management prepares students to use economic analysis and quantitative methods to understand and evaluate decision problems faced by individuals, firms, and public agencies. Students will learn how to apply economic analysis to the organization and operation of businesses and industries, the economic development process, and its application to specific regions and communities. The curriculum incorporates business management, marketing and finance, production, investment choices, international trade, consumer behavior, sustainable development, economics of the food system, economic analysis of policies and programs that target human wellbeing, including health and nutrition, and the economics of poverty. Students in this major may choose no concentration, one concentration, or two concentrations from the following: Business Management and Marketing and Development Economics and Policy.