Major Resource Kit

Resource Economics

Nowhere are the economic principles of supply and demand, resource allocation and environmental use illustrated better than in agriculture and related industries. If your interest lies in resource management, economic analysis, or weighing costs and benefits, the Resource Economics major can give you a solid base of business economics topped with a range of specialties. A concentration in Environmental Economics is available for those who wish to focus on resource allocation, cost-benefit analyses, and how natural resources should be managed to minimize conflicts between economic growth and environmental quality.

With a background in economics and a specialty in agriculture and natural resources, Resource Economics graduates find a range of employment opportunities. Some of our alumni are working in market analysis companies, investment banking, state and local governments, Federal agencies, database management firms, and economic forecasting businesses. Some students choose to enter graduate school to work on an MBA or to focus on fields like international trade, agricultural economics, and environmental economics. Whatever your goal, we will encourage you to participate in our job-search workshops, career days, and internship program. We'll give you plenty of opportunities to polish your public-speaking skills, to develop smart business sense, and to get an edge on networking. This, in addition to doing well academically, will greatly enhance your post-graduate opportunities.

For more information on any of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources majors, contact the Office of Academic Programs at (302) 831-2508 or stop by 104 Townsend Hall.

Sample Job Titles

Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level
Further Education/Experience Often Required

Check the Dictionary of Occupational Titles under section 180 for additional related careers.

Enhancing Employability

Some Employers of Resource Economics Majors

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