WHAT IS APPLIED AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS (ARE)?
The Resource Economics major applies economic and business methods to address problems pertaining to the production and distribution of food products and the management of natural resources and the environment. There is a wide range of areas of specialization, including Environmental Economics and Policy, Marketing and Business Management, International Agricultural Development, and Trade. Students can either go through a structured curriculum or, with the assistance of a faculty advisor, create one to meet individual career goals. Graduates pursue careers in environmental fields, business management and marketing, resource and recreational management, banking, and finance. The Resource Economics program also provides students with an appropriate background to pursue graduate studies
ARE students learn economic theory and how to analyze productivity, investment, and trends in national and international agricultural markets. 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. Students may concentrate in one or more of the following areas:
- Marketing and Business Management
- Environmental Economics and Policy
- International Development
HOW TO DECLARE:
Complete and submit a "School, Major and/or Advisor Change" form. Form and instructions can be found here.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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ARE 1110 - Population, Food, and the Environment (Gen Ed: CA 2)
ARE 1150 - Principles of Agricultural and Resource Economics (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2)
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