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Agricultural Economics: Data Analytics Concentration, BS


About the Program


    

Students completing a degree in Agricultural Economics must choose a concentration from four choices: Applied Agricultural Economics, Data Analytics, Policy and Pre-Law, and Quantitative Analysis. The Data Analytics concentration requires students to complete courses in optimization, econometrics, and data analysis and applications. With a growing demand for individuals who understand data, there are numerous career opportunities across a vast number of industries.

Agricultural Economics (website)

Agricultural Economics Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (54 credits)


Data Analytics Concentration Courses (24 credits)


AGEC Departmental Selectives (17 credits)


  • AGEC Biological Science Selective - Credit Hours: 8.00 (see list in supplemental)
  • AGEC Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 6.00 (see list in supplemental) (meets CoA Upper level Humanites/Social Science requirement)
  • AGEC Mathematics or Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Agricultural Economics Department Supplemental Information  

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (43 credits)


Electives (23 credits)


  •   Elective - Credit Hours: 23.00

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


College of Agriculture Pass/No Pass Policy


College of Agriculture Undergraduate Pass/No Pass Policy 

Courses Not Applicable in Agricultural Plans of Study


The following courses are not applicable as credit toward graduation in any College of Agriculture baccalaureate degree program:

  • CHM 10000; ENGL 10000, 10900, 11100; ENGR 19100, 19200, 19300; MA 11100, 12300, 13300, 13400, 15100; 15555, PHYS 14900; STAT 11300, 11400; and all General Studies courses except GS 49000 - Discovery Park Undergraduate Research. 

Credits earned in one of the following course - MA 15200, 15300, 15400 or MA 15800 - may be used as an unrestricted elective in the College of Agriculture undergraduate plans of study, but may not be used as a Mathematics and Sciences Selectives.

 

University 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) 

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry. For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course).

Upper Level Requirement


  • Resident study at Purdue University for at least two semesters and the enrollment in and completion of at least 32 semester hours of coursework required and approved for the completion of the degree. These courses are expected to be at least junior-level (30000+) courses.
  • Students should be able to fulfill most, if not all, of these credits within their major requirements; there should be a clear pathway for students to complete any credits not completed within their major.

Program Requirements


14 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


16 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


14 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • or

  •  - Credit Hours: 3.00
  •  

  • Data Analytics Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Written or Oral Communication Selective (20000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • AGEC Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Data Analytics Concentration Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Mathematics or Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 6.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • AGEC Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 8.00

14 Credits


Notes


  • 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; ARAB-Arabic; CHNS-Chinese; FR-French; GER-German; GREK-Greek(Ancient); HEBR-Hebrew(Biblical); HEBR-Hebrew(Modern); ITAL-Italian; JPNS-Japenese; KOR-Korean; LATN-Latin; PTGS=Portuguese; RUSS-Russian; SPAN-Spanish)

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

Disclaimer


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

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

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