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Agricultural and Resource Economics

The major in Agricultural and Resource Economics provides a rigorous education in economic theory and quantitative methods applied to agriculture and resource management. Students develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and are well prepared for careers in agricultural policy analysis, natural resource stewardship or future graduate study.

The curriculum emphasizes:

  1. Economic theory,
  2. Agricultural economics,
  3. Quantitative methods, and
  4. Agricultural and biological science electives.

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in agricultural economics or related fields are well prepared with an agricultural and resource economics degree. In addition, students have found success with careers in agricultural policy analysis, environmental research, international trade and agricultural finance.

Course Catalog, Agricultural and Resource Economics

Major Requirements

  • ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • AGEC 271 - Farm and Ranch Management (3 credits)
  • AGEC 354 - Agricultural Marketing and Prices (3 credits)
  • AGEC 479 - Agricultural Policy (3 credits)
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 372 - Introduction to Resource and Environmental Economics (3 credits)
  • ECON 423 - Introduction to Econometrics (3 credits)
  • ECON 428 - Mathematical Economics (3 credits)
  • ECON 472-572 - Resource and Environmental Economics (3 credits)
  • ENGL 379 - Technical Communication (3 credits)
  • STAT 281 - Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
  • Select one of the following:
    • ECON 431-531 - Managerial Economics (3 credits)
    • ECON 440-540 - Economics of International Sector (3 credits)
    • ECON 450-550 - Industrial Organization (3 credits)
    • ECON 460-560 - Economic Development (3 credits)
  • Select one of the following:
    • AGEC 352 - Agricultural Law (3 credits)
    • AGEC 364 - Introduction to Cooperatives (3 credits)
    • AGEC 430-530 - Agribusiness Marketing and Prices (3 credits)
    • AGEC 473-473L - Rural Real Estate Appraisal and Lab (3 credits)
  • Select one of the following:
    • AGEC 478 - Agricultural Finance (3 credits)
    • BADM 310 – Business Finance (3 credits)

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