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About this major

A major in Environmental, Agricultural and Resource Economics provides a valuable analytical understanding of how our environment and economy interact, including solutions to a wide range of environmental and climate change problems, and an understanding of the economics of energy, natural resources, and agricultural markets. The major also provides valuable quantitative skills for students interested in economic management of agriculture and other natural resource and energy systems, environmental economics, fishery and forestry economics, ecosystems, conservation and sustainability. Focus is placed on the development of analytical, quantitative and communication skills.

It adds considerably to the prospects of students interested in working as applied economists in energy and environmental consulting companies, in commodities and futures markets, merchant and trading banks, public sector regulators and the government, large agribusiness firms, corporate farms, and in the media as economic journalists.

For more information on the program structure and content including unit of study information, please refer to the Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

This major is offered by the School of Economics.

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates enter a wide range of careers. Examples include:

  • Adviser
  • Commodities and futures markets trader
  • Environmental economist
  • Journalist 
  • Merchant and trading banker
  • Policy analyst
Courses that offer this major

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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