2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Agricultural and Resource Economics (B.S.)

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Eluned Jones, Department Head
Department of Economics
DePuy Military Hall
E-mail: eluned.jones@sdstate.edu
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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

System General Education Requirements

College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Requirements: 11

Students who wish to complete a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture must complete a minimum of 11 credits from the approved list of Group 1 courses in Agriculture .  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


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120

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