2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 13, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

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Agricultural and Resource Economics (B.S.)



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Program Coordinator/Contact

Nicole Klein, Assistant Department Head
Department of Economics
Harding Hall
605-688-4141

Program Information

The major in Agricultural and Resource Economics 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 sciences electives. This program also provides strong preparation for students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in economics  or related field.

Student Learning Outcomes

Agricultural and Resource Economics graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts of economics that underlie the agricultural and environmental sectors in the global economy;
  • Demonstrate the application of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods, related to the discipline, to decision-making;
  • Interpret and articulate analysis and decisions orally and in writing to diverse audiences; and
  • Demonstrate the capacity to evaluate ethical matters within the context of the discipline.

Course Delivery Format

The program offers courses on campus, with limited online coursework, usually during the summer.

Requirements for Agricultural and Resource Economics Major: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

System General Education Requirements


College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Requirements


Bachelor of Science Requirements: 11

Students who wish to complete a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences must complete a minimum of 11 credits from the approved list of Group 1  courses. Some departments require specific courses from the list, whereas others leave the selection entirely to the student and the advisor.

System General Education Requirements and/or major coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements.  Please review major requirements and the Group 1 list to determine if additional courses are required.

Major Requirements


Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120


Summary of Program Requirements


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

System General Education Requirements 31-32 Credit Hours
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Requirements* 11 Credit Hours
Major Requirements 56 Credit Hours
Electives** 27-28 Credit Hours

*System General Education Requirements, Major Requirements, and Supporting Coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements.  
**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Academic Advising Guide Sheet


The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

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