The Department of Resource Economics tackles complex questions about how to use environmental, natural, and human resources. By researching important societal problems and gathering and analyzing data, the major offers policy solutions that move the needle on today's most pressing issues. Resource Economics examines how firms and consumers make production, consumption, and investment choices. The department is renowned for its rigorous nature, team-based learning, impassioned faculty, and flexibility. Both graduate and undergraduate students are invited to choose a focus that fits their interests and career goals. A B.S., M.S., or PhD in Resource Economics is considered a STEM degree for the purposes of Optional Practical Training (OPT). In addition to a traditional Master's program, the department offers an accelerated (4+1) master's option.
Department of Resource Economics
80 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003