Each major will provide you with:
Skills valued by employers
- How to use economic analysis and quantitative methods to understand and evaluate complex interactions and decisions
- How to communicate ideas to a variety of audiences
Experiential Learning Opportunities
- Students are encouraged to enroll in independent study to work individually with a faculty member on a chosen topic related to their interests.
- Students can also receive academic credit through internships and participation in study abroad programs.
- Each year the ARE departments awards students with scholarships that total $15,000-$30,000
- Students take a writing course in either Food Policy or Environmental Resource Policy. Or both!
- You will learn benefit cost analysis, policy evaluation and how to communicate ideas.
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Students completing the B.S. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics will
- Learn how to apply economic concepts to topics that include pollution, climate change and adaptation, renewable resources, recycling and waste management, environmental justice and economic valuation of environmental protection.
- 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.
Economics of Sustainable Development and Management
Students completing the B.S. in Economics of Sustainable Development and Management have the opportunity to concentrate in one or both of the following areas.
- Students concentrating in Business Management and Marketing will learn how to apply economic concepts to topics that include the organization and operation of businesses and industries, business management, marketing and finance, production, investment choices, international trade, consumer behavior and the food system.
- Students concentrating in Development Economics and Policy will learn how to apply economic concepts to topics that include the economic development process, and its application to specific regions and communities, sustainable development, poverty and policies and programs that target human wellbeing (including health and nutrition).