Bachelor of Science
Minor Available
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About Environmental and Business Economics

Are you interested in addressing the economic challenges facing agriculture, the food industry, and agricultural policy makers on issues related to natural resources in New Jersey and other regions of the world? Or what about researching policy issues such as farmland assessment, right-to-farm issues, and irrigation financing?

Our environmental and business economics major will teach you how to use economic concepts to analyze public and private policy issues and the institutional factors underlying policy decisions with a particular emphasis on natural resources, agriculture, and the food industry. Options within the major include:

  • Business Economics - similar to a traditional business school's program, with additional analytical tools provided in the area of economics
  • Environmental & Resource Economics - studies the economy, public policy and regulations related to problems with the environment and natural resources
  • Food Industry Economics - focuses on the application of economics to the areas of food policy, marketing and finance
  • Food Science and Management Economics - studies management, manufacturing and development of food science

Related Programs and Degrees

The 5-year B.S./M.S. program allows students to earn both a bachelor's degree in any of the majors at Rutgers and a master's degree in Food and Business Economics in five years rather than the usual six years. More

The Food System Education and Administration Certificate Program is designed to provide you with the practical skills and experiences appropriate for employment in a wide range of careers involving development, administration, and delivery of education programs and services provided by both non-profit and for-profit organizations. This certificate in intended to supplement majors like Agricultural and Environmental Science, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Environmental and Business Economics, Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior, Environmental Science, Food Science, Nutritional Sciences, and Plant Sciences. The experience-based educational component is an integral part of this certificate program.