Aug 19, 2018  
2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Economics: Commodity Marketing Concentration, BS

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About the Program

Agricultural economics graduates apply economic principles and use quantitative tools to analyze data which assists the agricultural sector in making better decisions. These decision involve a wide array of issues including price analysis, international development, international trade, environmental resources, and agricultural policy.  Concentrations include:

  • Applied Agricultural Economics
  • Commodity Marketing
  • Quantitative Analysis

Agricultural Economics (multiple concentrations) Website

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Agricultural Economics: Commodity Marketing  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

120 credits required for graduation

Departmental/Program Major Courses (96 credits)

Major Selectives* - Select 1 of the following courses (3 credits)

  • AGEC Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (66 credits)

Electives (24 credits)

  • Elective - Credit Hours: 24.00

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree

2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements

  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 9 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

Program Requirements

16 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

16 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

  • Math/Science Selection - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • AGEC 42100 - Advanced Commodity Marketing
  • Agry or Animal Science Selective at 20000+ - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Written or Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

14 Credits

Fall 4th Year

16 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 9.00

12 Credits


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Official and complete prerequisite lists are in the course catalog; the incomplete listing presented here regards this program and course sequencing.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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