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Undergraduate Program

The Resource Economics department at UMass Amherst has received national recognition as well as outstanding feedback from students and graduates. The faculty has received numerous teaching awards and offers students individual attention within a large university environment. The classes provide relevant material and skills which graduates say are directly applicable in the real world.

Although there is special emphasis using quantitative tools on the food system, natural resources, environmental policy, and consumer issues, students are highly recruited by a wide range of industries, from management and marketing to research, consulting, and regulatory activities. Most graduates accept jobs immediately after completing their degree, however, the program also provides excellent preparation for graduate school.

Students complete eleven core courses that focus on economics, quantitative methods, and communication skills, and then have a choice of additional courses in one of three areas:

 

Photo of Bernie MorzuchBernard Morzuch, Director
221 Stockbridge Hall
University of Massachusetts
80 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9246
413-545-5718
morzuch "at" resecon.umass.edu

 

Photo of Lianne HansenLianne Hansen Raposo,
Chief Undergraduate Advisor

208C Stockbridge Hall
University of Massachusetts
80 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9246
413-545-2490
lmhansen "at" resecon.umass.edu

 

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