Environmental and Resource Economics B.S.

Environmental and resource economics focuses on the application of economic theory to specific environmental and resource problems to include; 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
  • public resource policy

Students graduating with a degree in Environmental and Resource Economics

  • are trained primarily in the science of economics, and its use in problem solving
  • gain an understanding of public resource policy, environmental economics, and finance
  • are familiar with applied economics in the context of public policy
  • are prepared for successful careers in: small business & agribusiness marketing and management

Career/Employment Opportunities for Graduates

  • federal government and state agencies (forestry marketing)
  • environmental planning and consulting firms (market analysts)
  • retail (business managers, manufacture representatives)
  • insurance and financial agencies
  • real estate (brokers)
  • recreational organizations (agricultural fisheries, community development)

Questions? Contact:

John M. Halstead, Ph.D.

Interim Academic Director of the Thompson School of Applied Science, Program Coordinator for Environmental and Resource Economics, Professor
James Hall, Room 138
Durham, NH 03824

Wendy F. Rose

Academic Department Program Manager
James Hall 114B
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-3933