May 21, 2022
About the Program
Students completing a degree in Agricultural Economics must choose a concentration from three choices: Applied Agricultural Economics, Commodity Marketing, and Quantitative Analysis. The Commodity Marketing concentration requires courses in price analysis, commodity marketing, farm or strategic management, and production agriculture.
Students are prepared for careers in commodity merchandising and procurement for a vast number of agricultural firms such as grain handling companies; feed manufacturers; and meat, dairy, and poultry processing industries.
Agricultural Economics Website
Agricultural Economics Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (29 credits)
Major Required Courses (26 credits)
Major Selectives (3 credits)
- Agricultural Economics Selective (AGEC 20300:59900) - Credit Hours: 3.00
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (66 credits)
Electives (24-25 credits)
- Electives - Credit Hours: 24.00-25.00
College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements
University Core Requirements
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
Spring 1st Year
- AGEC 21700 - Economics
- Biological Sciences Selective - Credit Hours: 4.00
- Human Cultures: Humanities Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Science, Technology, & Society Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
Spring 3rd Year
- AGEC 42100 - Advanced Commodity Marketing
- Agronomy or Animal Science Selective (20000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Mathematics or Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Written or Oral Communication Selective (20000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
Spring 4th Year
- Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives - Credit Hours: 9.00-10.00
- 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
- Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.
World Language Courses
World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.
ASL-American Sign Language
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