Careers in Environmental and Resource Economics

The undergraduate program in Environmental and Resource Economics is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers by focusing on the application of economic theory to specific environmental and resource problems including land, marine, water, agricultural, forestry, fisheries or marine resource economics. Students concentrate in one of the following areas: environmental and natural resource economics, agricultural economics, community economics, and public resource policy.

Alumni Career Success

Department Of Labor, BLS Career Data: Economists

Employment Areas Job Title Examples
  • Federal and State Government
  • Environmental Planning and Consulting Firms
  • Retail Insurance and Financial Agencies
  • Environmental Conservation/Advocacy
  • Municipal Councils/Local Government
  • Private Sector Management
  • Resource/Finance Manager
  • Environmental Project Manager
  • Environmental/Economic Consultant
  • Economic Development Specialist
  • Business Analyst

*The representation is sourced from the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The website links are provided as a guide and do not represent a complete picture of a chosen career field or geographic area. To garner a thorough understanding of an industry of choice, researching multiple sources and speaking with professionals in the field is recommended.

Median salary data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is the median for all employed in the field and not entry-level salary.