Why is Applied and Resource Economics right for you?
Majoring in Agricultural and Resource Economics will prepare you to think analytically about solving problems in the production and marketing of products and the management of natural resources and the environment. The program awards a B.S degree in Applied and Resource Economics, has a highly flexible curriculum, and caters to individualized interests while helping students develop highly marketable skills and pursue interests from the major areas of study and concentrations.
- Business Management and Marketing
- Environmental Economics and Policy
- Development Economics and Policy
The option to concentrate in three diverse areas allows students to begin specialization in the broad subject of Applied and Resource Economics, which can put them at an advantage when entering the workplace. Students are offered the opportunity to receive credit for approved internships and independent projects. This allows students to apply the knowledge they have received from their coursework to the real world and still receive school credit for it, which is unique to the ARE department and is a great way for students to explore and elaborate within the field they are most interested in applying their Applied and Resource Economics skillsets to.
Job Growth (2016-2026)
|Business Management and Marketing||$63,120||23%|
|Environmental and Economics Policy||$71,130||11%|
|Development Economics and Policy||$73,050||13%|
What are your career goals?
Have you thought about running your own business or working in marketing, insurance, or finance?
A concentration in Business Management and Marketing might be right for you.
Are you concerned about the environment or interested in legislation and policy relating to natural resources?
If so, concentrate your coursework in Environmental Economics and Policy.
Interested in addressing problems of world hunger and poverty?
Consider concentrating in Development Economics and Policy.
The undergraduate courses are offered by the Department can be found here.
Department scholarships can be found here.
Some of our graduates pursue further academic training or start their own businesses. Most are employed immediately upon graduation in management, policy and business analyst positions in leading corporations and businesses.
Resource Economics Club
The Resource Economics Club provides an opportunity for majors to learn more about the field, prepare for the job market, and attend informative events on campus.
All majors are welcome to attend Club events. Please email Owen.Maloney@uconn.edu or visit our website for more information.
If you are interested in learning more about the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources or the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture, appointments are available throughout the academic year on Monday and Friday between 11 am – 1 pm to speak to a general academic advisor. If you are interested in learning more about a specific major in the College, our academic departments welcome the opportunity to visit with prospective students and their families. Please contact the department directly.
ARE faculty are national and global leaders in their respective research areas. All of them have active research grants, with some of these grants providing unique research opportunities to ARE undergraduate students. These opportunities vary across faculty and projects but could include part-time research assistantship (paid or unpaid), part-time or full-time summer internship (typically paid), independent course study, and research career advising. See it as “on-the-job-training”, a research assistantship on ARE faculty’s projects is a unique and highly effective way to develop your skills, make connections, and build up your resume while in school.
Internships are highly encouraged by the department. Students should expect to take the initiative in finding an internship opportunity that interests them and aligns with the Resource Economics major.
Study Abroad Opportunities
ARE majors have enjoyed studied abroad opportunities in Italy, Costa Rica, Spain, Australia, Germany and Sweden just to name a few. For more details please visit UConn Education Abroad