Environmental and Natural Resource Economics B.S.

Double Degree in Business and Environmental Economics (Green Business)

The University of Rhode Island offers one of the nation’s first double degree programs in business and environmental economics.


This major provides you with a unique opportunity to combine your career path in business and your concern for the environment. Corporations need experts who can help them prosper while complying with increasingly rigorous environmental standards.

This double major links environmental economics and business to focus on building a new green economy. The students will gain knowledge, skills and experience to build connections between the natural environment and individuals, firms, markets, and societies. Students will be engaged in analyzing the problems, identifying the opportunities, and designing creative solutions for businesses and societies to become sustainable. These include green markets and marketing, greening the supply chain, and corporate environmental strategies.


This double degree gives students the lead for many kinds of professional careers in the new, growing field of “green” economy. Students with the double degree will have the tools to design green markets as well as corporate strategies for sustainability throughout the market chain. The private sector needs professionals who have creative ideas to integrate environmental sustainability into business in a way that is economically viable.

Undergraduate advisors

Associate Professor, Director of the SimLab

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


Assistant Professor

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics



Environmental and Natural Resource Economics