Agricultural Economics (B.S.Ag.Econ.)

The agricultural economics area has two programs designed to prepare students for careers in the agricultural economics profession. The agribusiness major provides students with training related to management, finance, and marketing in the agribusiness sector. The agricultural economics major provides students with the theory behind decisions concerning agricultural production, marketing, resource use, pricing, and policy. Both of these majors prepare students to pursue advanced degrees if they choose.

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and:

ACCT 201Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
AGEC 101The Business of Agriculture1
AGEC 278Farm and Agribusiness Management4
AGEC 289Agricultural Markets and Prices3
AGEC 301Managerial Economics: Production3
AGEC 302Managerial Economics: Consumption & Markets3
AGEC 356Agricultural and Rural Policy3
AGEC 478Advanced Agribusiness Management3
AGEC 481Agricultural Markets in a Global Economy3
COMM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
ECON 201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics3
STAT 251Statistical Methods3
Select one of the following:4-5
Biology and Society
and Biology and Society Lab
Cells & the Evolution of Life
and Cells and the Evolution of Life Laboratory
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
Select one of the following Emphases:42-43
Total Hours86-88

A. Applied Economics Emphasis

AGEC 451Applied Environmental and Natural Resource Economics3
ECON 351Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis3
ECON 352Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis3
ECON 453Econometrics3
ENGL 317Technical Writing3
MATH 170Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
Economics/Math/Statistics Electives
Select three courses from the following:9
Money and Banking
Public Finance
Labor Economics
International Economics
International Development Economics
Linear Algebra
Statistical Analysis
or other 300 or 400 level Economics Courses by persmission
Agricultural Economics Electives
Select 3 credits of Agriculture Economics Electives3
Technical Agriculture Electives
Select 12 credits of Technical Agriculture Electives12
Total Hours43

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree

B. Agribusiness Emphasis

ACCT 482Enterprise Accounting3
AGEC 451Applied Environmental and Natural Resource Economics3
or AGEC 477 Law, Ethics and the Environment
ENGL 313Business Writing3
or ENGL 317 Technical Writing
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Sales
Legal Environment of Business
Organizational Behavior
Select one of the following:3-4
Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry
Survey of Calculus
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Business or Economics Electives
Select 12 credits of Agricultural Economics, Economics, Accounting, or Business Electives:12
Technical Agriculture Electives
Select 12 credits of Technical Agriculture Electives:12
Total Hours42-43

Courses to total 120 credits for this degree