What is Applied and Resource Economics?

The Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics undergraduate program prepares students to think analytically about problems in the production and distribution of food products and the management of natural resources and the environment.The program is highly flexible and caters to individualized interests while the curriculum allows students to develop multiple skills and interests from the major areas of study and concentrations offered.




Business Management and Marketing Business Management and Marketing
Environmental Economics and Policy Environmental Economics and Policy
Equine Business Management International Development

Why is Applied and Resource Economics right for you?

Have you thought about running your own business or working in marketing, insurance, or finance? A concentration in Marketing and Business Management 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.

If problems of world hunger and poverty interest you, consider concentrating in International Development.

The opportunity 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 in the workplace. Unlike other departments, students in Applied and Resource Economics are required to have meetings with their assigned advisors before registering for classes each semester. This ensures that ARE students are guided in the right direction within this personalized and unique major and facilitates a close relationship between faculty and student. These close relationships help our students establish a professional groundwork, providing students with the connections to seek out internship and research opportunities which are affluent at UConn and within the department and highly suggested.

Applied Economics majors have gone on to a variety of careers and have found meaningful, well-paying employment upon graduation. A recent survey of graduates shows an average starting salary of $40,000 and job titles ranging from Accounting and Treasury Analyst at an energy trading firm to Regional Sales Manager for a microbrewery.