UConn Approves New Undergraduate Majors in Sustainability, Environmental/Natural Resource Economics

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The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved two new undergraduate majors within the College of Agriculture, Health, and National Resources.

The approved majors, which will be available in fall 2022, are Economics of Sustainable Development and Management and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.

Students must complete 36 credits in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources toward majors. They include at least 12 credits of core courses and six or more electives in the fields of study.

The BA in Economics of Sustainable Development and Management prepares students to use economic analysis and quantitative methods to understand and evaluate problems faced by individuals, businesses, and public bodies. The program integrates business management, marketing and finance, consumer behavior, sustainability, and international business, among others.

The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics degree will prepare students to use economic analysis and quantitative methods to understand and assess the complex interactions between economic markets, societal values, and government policies. The program integrates economics into the study of air, water, and land pollution; waste disposal and recycling; business and consumer behavior; climate change and adaptation; and environmental justice, among others.

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