Applied and Resource Economics

Robert Pomeroy is professor of agricultural and resource economics at Avery Point and world-renowned expert on small-scale fisheries management and policy. Here he is conducting research in Trang province, Andaman Sea, Thailand.

Robert Pomeroy, professor of agricultural and resource economics at Avery Point and expert on small-scale fisheries management and policy, conducts research in Trang province, Andaman Sea, Thailand.

Course descriptions

This major in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics applies analytical and decision-making skills to problems of production and distribution of food products, and the management of natural resources and the environment. The Applied and Resource Economics major places a high priority on program flexibility and individualized attention. In addition to meeting the general education requirements of the University and the College, students majoring in Applied and Resource Economics are expected to take a common core of courses. Students may concentrate in one or more of the following areas: Business Management and Marketing, Environmental Economics and Policy, and International Development. Concentration areas are optional (not required to fulfill the requirements for the major). For detailed information, please refer to are.uconn.edu.

Competency Requirements

All Applied and Resource Economics majors must pass ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or ECON 1201; ARE 2150; and a minimum of nine additional credits of ARE courses at the 2000 level or above. Students must also pass either ARE 3261W or 3440W to fulfill their writing in the major requirement. The advanced information literacy requirement is fulfilled with either ARE 3261W or 3440W. The courses used to satisfy the nine additional credit ARE minimum can also be used to fulfill the 36-credit requirement and the concentrations.

Concentrations

Applied and Resource Economics majors may concentrate in one or more of the following areas: Business Management and Marketing, Environmental Economics and Policy, and International Development. Majors choosing a concentration are required to complete 18 credits from the list of specified courses for a given concentration. A minimum of nine credits of ARE courses at the 2000-level or above are required for each concentration.

Business Management and Marketing

ARE 2210, 3215, 3221, 3222, 3225, 3260, 3333, 3434, 3464, 4217, 4275, 4279; ECON 2411; with approval of advisor up to six credits of any 3000-level or above course.

With approval of advisor, additional courses in ARE or in related fields can be used to fulfill the 36-credit requirement for the major with this area of concentration.

Environmental Economics and Policy

ARE 2210, 2235, 3260, 3333, 3434, 3436, 3464, 4217, 4305, 4438, 4444, 4462; GEOG 2100; NRE 3245; with approval of advisor up to six credits of any 3000-level or above course.

With approval of advisor, additional courses in ARE or in related fields can be used to fulfill the 36-credit requirement for the major with this area of concentration.

International Development

ARE 2210, 3215, 3260, 3333, 3434, 3464, 4279, 4305, 4444; ANTH 3325; ECON 2440, 2456, 3421/W, 3473/W; GEOG 2100, 3100; POLS 3402, 3406, 3410; SOCI 3701; WGSS 2267, 3216; with approval of advisor up to six credits of any 3000-level or above course.

With approval of advisor, additional courses in ARE or in related fields can be used to fulfill the 36-credit requirement for the major with this area of concentration.

Minors in Business Management and Marketing, Environmental Economics and Policy, and Equine Business Management are described in the Minors section.

Agricultural and Resource Economics Department

Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) Course Descriptions

 

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