Declaring Res Ec as a Major

If you are interested in declaring Resource Economics as a major, there are a few steps you must take first:

1. Review the Undergraduate Handbook and consider if Res Ec is right for you. 

Res Ec is a rigorous math-intensive program. Res Ec students 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 the Res Ec major 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:

Departmental Core Requirements (p. 5)
Resource Economics Courses: Semester Offered & Prerequisites (p. 9)

Two Track Options within Resource Economics:
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (p. 11)
Managerial Economics (p. 12)

2. Submit a Statement of Interest. If you would like to move forward in declaring Res Ec after reviewing the Undergraduate Handbook, please complete our Statement of Interest (a secure form). You must submit a Statement of Interest before attending an information session. 

3. Reserve a space in an information session. Students must reserve a space for and attend an info session before they are able to declare Res Ec. Info session spaces are reserved on a first come, first served basis. There are 20 spaces per info session. 

To reserve a space in an info session, please submit a Res Ec Info Session Reservation Request form

Info Session Reservation Request forms must be submitted no later than 3:00 PM one business day prior to the scheduled info session you would like to attend.  

After reviewing your form, an advising staff member will contact you via email to confirm your info session day/time.

Info Sessions: 

  • Thursday, September 6 at 11:45 AM
  • Monday, September 10 at 2:45 PM
  • Thursday, October 25 at 1:15 PM
  • Monday, October 29 at 11:15 AM
  • Tuesday, November 27 at 11:45 AM
  • Wednesday, December 5 at 11:15 AM
  • Tuesday, December 11 at 1:15 PM

4. Complete a major checksheet. You must bring a completed Res Ec major checksheet with you to your reserved info session. Please fill in your track selection and any major courses previously taken or currently in progress (including semester taken and grade received, if applicable). 

5. Attend your scheduled information session. Information sessions review the student services provided by the department and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, advising, major curriculum, the three tracks within the major, and some things to consider when determining whether Res Ec is the right major for you. 

At the end of the info session, your completed Res Ec major checksheet will be collected and reviewed by the Res Ec advising staff. The review process is simply for advising staff to determine your current progress in the major. You will receive a follow up email regarding your Res Ec major declaration within 7 days of your info session.