Welcome, Prospective Students!
Have you wondered what's happening with today's economy? Rising gas and food prices and increasing foreclosure rates have made the economy the number one topic on most people's minds.
A degree in Resource Economics gives you a broad foundation of knowledge in economics and policy that will allow you to understand relevant economic issues facing today's consumers, businesses, and governments.
Have you thought about running your own business or working in marketing, insurance, or finance? A concentration in Marketing and Business Management might be right for you.
Are you concerned about the environment or interested in legislation and policy relating to natural resources? If so, concentrate your coursework in Environmental Economics and Policy.
If problems of world hunger and poverty interest you, consider concentrating in International Development.
Develop your potential with study abroad and internship opportunities that allow you to gain a new perspective on what you have learned in the classroom.
“I learned a great deal about resource economics while in Italy. I was able to visit a paper factory that not only generated its own power but also used recycled paper in production. I also visited a vineyard where the owners discussed the wine-making process. I went to a marble quarry and also a textile factory. We were even able to go to the Lamborghini factory! Overall I learned a lot about production processes and economic decisions in many different industries.”
– Michelle Longhi RE '08
Internships connect you with companies large and small, both in Connecticut and around the world, and allow you to gain experience in the field. Past internships for Resource Economics majors include The Hartford, Sikorsky Aircraft, Ameriprise, AXA Equitable, U.S. Department of Trade, Pfizer, and the Connecticut Farm Bureau.
Resource Economics majors have gone on to a variety of careers and have found meaningful, well-paying employment upon graduation.
A survey of graduates from the class of 2007 show an average starting salary of $40,000 and job titles ranging from Accounting and Treasury Analyst at an energy trading firm to Regional Sales Manager for a microbrewery.
The job outlook for Resource Economics majors is positive.
Questions or Comments?
Email us at ResourceEconomics@uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2739