Academic Requirements

B.S. Resource Economics

Resource Economics prepares students to assist in public and private decisions about environmental and natural resource issues. Population and income growth are increasing the pressure on our resources, making allocation, management, and protection decisions among our top priorities. Water quality and supply, land use, climate change, pesticide policy, recycling, waste disposal, and marine fisheries management are some of the issues studied. Students learn to apply decision making tools such as benefit-cost, risk-benefit, and cost-effectiveness analysis. They also engage in work related to environmental economics, natural resource economics, public policy, experimental economics, and behavioral economics. Resource Economics prepares graduates for careers in research, planning, education, and administration with federal, state, or community governments, as well as in private businesses that provide services in various environmental and natural resource areas. It also prepares graduates to pursue graduate degrees in Resource Economics, Economics, and other fields.

Resource Economics majors complete 12 departmental core courses which serve as a foundation in economic theory, quantitative methods, and communication skills. The 10 upper-level courses consist of five courses related to environmental and natural resource issues and give upper-level electives from a departmental list.

B.S. Managerial Economics

Managerial economics applies microeconomic theory and data analysis to business decision making. Students develop expertise in accounting, finance, business strategies, and market demand analysis. They also engage in work related to industrial organization, public policy, experimental economics, and behavioral economics. Microeconomic models and case studies are incorporated into the curriculum to demonstrate how an individual can make wise choices to operate effectively within a complex economy of millions of businesses linked by thousands of markets. Managerial Economics career opportunities include research, planning, marketing, and managerial positions in a wide range of firms and governmental agencies. Recent graduates hold positions in finance, insurance, banking, management, market research, merchandising, recruiting, consulting, and strategic planning as well as pursue graduate degrees in Resource Economics, Economics, and other fields.

Managerial Economics majors complete 12 departmental core courses which serve as a foundation in economic theory, quantitative methods, and communication skills. The 10 upper-level courses consist of six required courses designed to build competency in accounting, management, finance, industrial organization, public policy, and managerial decision making and four upper-level electives from a departmental list.

Minor in Resource Economics

The courses required to complete a minor in Resource Economics can be found on the Minor Requirements Checksheet

A minor in Resource Economics can be declared at any time prior to graduation. Please submit this Google form in order to declare.