Students learn how to solve real-world business problems using economic reasoning through the Food and Resource Economics (FRE) major. Graduates pursue careers in management, marketing, sales, and finance in agribusiness, natural resource industries and beyond. Students develop the skills to analyze complex situations such as the allocation of natural resources to meet the needs of people in their local community, state, nation, and the world. Many FRE graduates pursue careers in public policy and law, as well as graduate degrees in economics, finance, business, and law.
This specialization provides a broad background in international economics, international marketing, and global agriculture, with emphasis on international trade and policy. Via a flexible electives component of the program, students can tailor the degree to suit their particular interests and professional goals. Future employment opportunities include graduate school or careers working for international and government organizations.