The major in Agricultural Economics specialization on the Economics major 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:
- Economic theory,
- Agricultural economics,
- Quantitative methods, and
- Agricultural and biological science electives.
Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in agricultural economics or related fields are well prepared with an agricultural economics degree. In addition, students have found success with careers in agricultural policy analysis, environmental research, international trade and agricultural finance.
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