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Environmental, Agricultural and Resource Economics

About the major

A major in Environmental, Agricultural and Resource Economics provides a valuable understanding of commodity markets and the economics of agricultural production, and an analytical understanding of a wide range of natural resource management problems.

The major also provides valuable quantitative skills for students interested in economic management of natural resource 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 commodities and futures markets, merchant and trading banks, government departments, large agribusiness firms, corporate farms, and in the media as economic journalists.

Requirements for completion

The Environmental, Agricultural and Resource Economics major and minor requirements are listed in the Environmental, Agricultural and Resource Economics unit of study table.

Overlapping 1000 level core units of study
Where students are completing both an Environmental, Agricultural and Resource Economics major and a major in Economics or in Financial Economics, where either or both of ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics and ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics are core units for both majors, the overlapping 1000 level core unit can count towards the requirements for both majors.

Students needs to complete 6 credit points in elective units of study to make up for the overlap and ensure the required total of credit points are completed for their degree. The elective unit can be from the School of Economics electives or from Table S. For more information please refer to the Economics Degree Subject Area.

Advanced coursework

Requirements and units of study for advanced coursework can be found on the Advanced Coursework units of study page.

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