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The Resource Economics major at University of Connecticut : 

The Resource Economics major at University of Connecticut Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics University of Connecticut

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LEARN: To look at the big picture APPLY: Your knowledge to real-world situations CREATE: The program that fits your skills and interests

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The undergraduate program in Resource Economics gives students the freedom to choose areas of specialization and courses that suit their interests. The flexibility of the program also provides a strong, well-balanced training in topics related to economics, business, marketing, and environmental issues. Students learn to look at the “big picture” issues and what factors into the choices made in government and business sectors.

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Areas of Concentration Marketing and Business Management Environmental Economics and Policy International Development “The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.” ~George Elliot

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Marketing and Business ManagementEmphasizes the application of economics to management, marketing, and finance issues in the business and government sectors. Environmental Economics and Policy Emphasizes the application of economics to natural resource and environmental policy issues in the business and government sectors International Development Emphasizes the application of economics to marketing, resource or commodity management, and development issues in international business and government sectors

Minors : 

Minors Environmental Economics and Policy Agribusiness Management Equine Business Management Aquaculture Business Management Business, through the School of Business

Double Major Option : 

Double Major Option Resource Economics Students are able to complete a double major by: Fulfilling the program requirements of the Resource Economics Major Declaring a secondary major within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (for example, Animal Science or Natural Resources Management and Engineering) Completing at least 24 credits of additional 200-level coursework not used as part of the 36 credit group for the primary major

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Agricultural and Resource Economics Business Management Marketing & Price Analysis Principles of Accounting Food Trends & the Changing Consumer Environmental & Resource Policy Valuing the Environment Benefit Cost Analysis Resources Management Public Finance Marketing & Business Management Environmental Economics and Policy International Development International Commodity Trade Economic Geography Business Law Economic Development Urban & Regional Economics

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Program Advantages Excellent career opportunities and employment High quality instruction Small class settings and personalized advising Flexibility to develop personalized degree Access to the resources of a major university Internship course credits with private and public employers Multicultural and diverse environment

Interesting Facts : 

Interesting Facts # Faculty: 10 # Joint Appointments: 7 # Students in 2006 Graduating Class: 36 10:1 Student to Faculty Ratio Above: Dr. Ronald Cotterill, Professor of Food Marketing Policy

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Study Abroad Salamanca, Spain Oaxaca, Mexico London, England Parma, Italy Florence, Italy Dakar, Senegal Above: An ARE student visits a pasta factory in Italy. Left: An ARE student and participants in the study abroad program in Costa Rica

Internships : 

Internships Internships provide students with a real-world application to economic theories and allow them to observe the markets at work throughout the world. Students have participated in internships at locally owned businesses and worldwide corporations By working with their advisor and the Office of Career Services, students find internshipsthat best fit their career goals and interests that are both paid and unpaid for course credit.

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High Ranking The Agricultural and Resource Economics department at UConn ranks 15th worldwide in Environmental and Resource Economics The Department also ranks 23rd in the broader sub-discipline of Agricultural and Resource Economics **According to the American Economic Association

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Job Opportunities Examples of Positions Held by Recent Graduates: Aetna Life and Casualty, Hartford, CT Agway, Syracuse, NY AT&T, Norwalk, CT Comprehensive Marketing, Ewing, NJ Connecticut Farm Bureau E-media, New Canaan, CT Merrill Lynch, NYC Northwestern Meat, Miami, FL People's Bank, Bridgeport, NJ Pfizer, Groton, CT The Hartford, Southington, CT Travelers, Hartford, CT U.S. Health Care, Middletown, CT Xerox Corporation, NYC

Alumni Profile: Julius James RE‘07 : 

Alumni Profile: Julius James RE‘07 Had an interest in business and economics but sought a real world application of what he learned. A focus in his coursework: Environmental Economics and Policy combined with a minor in Geography personalized Julius’s course of study. “I love to know how the world is operating,” he said “I try to understand the planet and the earth and how things work in time with such precision-its amazing.” “I couldn’t have chosen a better major, the teachers are open... They know the material is hard, but someone is always there to help.”

Alumni Profile: Brian Civatello, RE ‘03 : 

Alumni Profile: Brian Civatello, RE ‘03 Wanted to own his own business and found RE to be the best fit Combination of economic and business principles provided the foundation. Currently working at Calabro Cheese Corporation in East Haven, Brian is the Lead Cheese Maker and Quality Control Manager for the 43 year old family owned and operated Italian cheese company. “My job is to develop new specialty products and I often need to find a justification for, for example, making a new cheese that requires more labor to make. I use market research to find out where a specialty cheese would sell, and to find out if there is a market for the product. I use tasting panels, I do advertising and marketing.” Brian is even working to hedge the company’s milk and oil prices, using skills he learned in Dr. Lopez’s Marketing and Futures Trading course. Brian at CANR Career Night 2007

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Scholarships There are many scholarships and funding opportunities for our students, particularly for incoming freshman and transfer students. Russell Palen Scholarship Stanley K. Seaver Scholarship Irving and Justine Fellows Fund Del Favero Agricultural Economics Fund Scholarships provide students with $300-$2000 per semester and are reviewed for continued eligibility after each semester. Students and faculty at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Scholarship and Awards Dinner, 2006

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Questions? Visit our website at (860) 486-1929 E-mail: [email protected] We welcome student visits!

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