Population and income growth are increasing the pressure on our resources, making allocation, management, and protection decisions among our top human priorities. The Bachelor of Science Program in Resource Economics at UMass Amherst will help you develop policy solutions that move the needle on today's most pressing issues.

In this STEM-designated program, you'll research issues such as water quality and supply, land use, climate change, pesticide policy, recycling, waste disposal, and marine fisheries management.

You'll learn to apply decision-making tools such as benefit-cost, risk-benefit, and cost-effectiveness analysis as you work in environmental economics, natural resource economics, public policy, experimental economics, and behavioral economics.

Students put their academic knowledge to work making professional connections and exploring possible career interests through internships at sites like the Federal Reserve Bank, Liberty Mutual, Mass Port Authority, Morgan Stanley, and State Street.

After graduation, you can pursue careers with government entities and private businesses that provide services in environmental and natural resource areas.