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2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Economics: Commodity Marketing Concentration, BS

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

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (95-96 credits)

Major Selectives - 3 credits

  • AGEC Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (66-67 credits)

Electives (24 - 25 credits)

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.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

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

Additional Degree Requirements

For supplemental information click here .

Program Requirements

15-16 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16 Credits

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
  • Agronomy or Animal Science Selective at 20000+ - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Written or Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 9.00 - 10.00

12-13 Credits


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

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