Department Chair: Daniel A. Lass
Resource Economics is an applied field of economics in which quantitative techniques and economic principles are combined to study private and public decision making. The department offers four options within the Resource Economics major: Managerial Economics in Food and Resource Industries; Consumer and Family Economics; Food Marketing Economics; and Natural Resource Economics. Areas of employment range from management, marketing, and administration to research, education, consulting, and regulatory activities. Although most graduates accept jobs immediately after completing the B.S. degree, the program also provides excellent preparation for graduate school, when supplemented with additional math courses.