Declaring Resource Economics or Managerial Economics as a Major

Due to UMass Amherst instituting remote learning for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester in response to COVID-19, we have changed to a completely online declaration process.

If you are interested in declaring Resource Economics or Managerial Economics as a major, please complete the following steps:

1. Review the Undergraduate Handbook and consider if Resource Economics or Managerial Economics is right for you.  

Resource Economics and Managerial Economics are rigorous math-intensive programs. Students in both majors are interested in economics and are required to complete courses in introductory and intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students are also required to complete courses in statistics (introductory and intermediate) and quantitative methods.

The information in the Undergraduate Handbook will help you decide if Resource Economics or Managerial Economics is a good fit for you and if you can complete your degree on time. Please review each of the following sections of the Handbook:

An Introduction to Managerial Economics

Managerial Economics Requirements

Resource Economics Requirements

Resource Economics Courses: Semester Offered & Prerequisites

2. Submit a Statement of Interest. If you would like to move forward in declaring Resource Economics or Managerial Economics after reviewing the Undergraduate Handbook, please complete our Statement of Interest (a secure form). 

3. Watch our recorded information session. You can view the recorded info session HERE

4. Email Ruth Glickman DeLisle at rglickmandel@umass.edu. When you have completed the three previous steps, email Ruth to tell her you wish to declare. In your email please include if you wish to declare Resource Economics or Managerial Economics.

Your major in Resource Economics or Managerial Economics will be declared within seven business days of the date you sent your email. You will receive a confirmation email that you major has been changed.

Please direct any questions about this process to:

Alesia Brennan
Director of Undergraduate Advising
abrennan@resecon.umass.edu
(413) 545-2490

Ruth Glickman DeLisle
Senior Undergraduate Advisor
rglickmandel@umass.edu
(413) 545-5714