The Agricultural Economics concentration focuses on the theoretical and analytic tools of applied economics. This degree is more quantitative in nature and best prepares students interested in graduate study.

Effective Fall 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
 1
Select one from the following courses: 3-4
Food Animal Science  
Introduction to Equine Science  
Food-From Farm to Table  
Horticultural Science3A 
General Crops  
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C3
Select four credits from the following courses: 4
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)3A 
Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A 
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A 
CHEM 1031Chemistry in Context (GT-SC2)3A3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
CS 110Personal Computing 4
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
Arts and Humanities3B3
 Total Credits 30-31
Sophomore
 
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting 3
AREC 305Agricultural and Resource Enterprise Analysis 3
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Advanced Writing23
Foundations and Perspectives23B, 3D, 3E9
Agricultural Sciences Electives3 3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
Select two courses from the following: 6
Agricultural Marketing  
Agricultural and Resource Product Marketing  
Agricultural Finance  
Agricultural Commodities Marketing  
Agricultural Business Management  
AREC 335/ECON 335Introduction to Econometrics 3
AREC 340/ECON 340 or 342Introduction: Economics of Natural Resources
Water Law~ Policy~ and Institutions
 3
FIN 305Fundamentals of Finance 3
STAT 301Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Agricultural Sciences Electives3 3
AREC, ECON Electives4 3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
AREC 405Agricultural Production Management4A,4C3
AREC 415International Agricultural Trade 3
AREC 478Agricultural Policy4A,4B,4C3
ECON 304Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
ECON 306Intermediate Microeconomics 3
Agricultural Sciences Electives3 6
AREC, ECON Electives4 6
Electives5 2-3
 Total Credits 29-30
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Students planning to take SOCR 240 should take CHEM 107 and CHEM 108 and reduce the number of free electives in the program.

2

Select three courses to meet the AUCC core requirements in Arts and Humanities (3B), Historical Perspectives (3D), and Global and Cultural Awareness (3E)

3

Select a total of 12 credits from courses in AGED, AGRI, ANEQ, AREC, BSPM, FSHN, FTEC, HORT, LAND, NR, RS, SOCR, or WR. A maximum of six AREC credits may be used as Agricultural Sciences electives.

4

Select credits from AREC and/or ECON courses.

5

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   1
Orientation to Agricultural Systems    
Transfer Seminar    
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
CS 110Personal Computing   4
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)  1B1
Select four credits from the following:   4
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)  3A 
Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)  3A 
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)  3A 
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Food Animal Science    
Introduction to Equine Science    
Food-From Farm to Table    
Horticultural Science  3A 
General Crops    
CHEM 103Chemistry in Context (GT-SC2)  3A3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting   3
AREC 305Agricultural and Resource Enterprise Analysis   3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Advanced Writing  23
Agricultural Sciences Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
CS 110 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)X 1B3
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Elective   3
ECON 204 and ACT 205 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Agricultural Marketing    
Agricultural and Resource Product Marketing    
Agricultural Finance    
Agricultural Commodities Marketing    
Agricultural Business Management    
FIN 305Fundamentals of Finance   3
STAT 301Introduction to Statistical Methods X 3
Agricultural Sciences Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Elective   3
AREC 310 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Agricultural Marketing    
Agricultural and Resource Product Marketing    
Agricultural Finance    
Agricultural Commodities Marketing    
Agricultural Business Management    
AREC 335/ECON 335Introduction to Econometrics   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Introduction: Economics of Natural Resources    
Water Law, Policy, and Institutions    
AREC/ECON Elective   3
Elective   3
STAT 301 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECON 306Intermediate Microeconomics X 3
AREC 415International Agricultural Trade   3
AREC/ECON Electives   6
Elective   3
AREC 335 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECON 304Intermediate MacroeconomicsX  3
AREC 405Agricultural Production ManagementX 4A,4C3
AREC 478Agricultural PolicyX 4A,4B,4C3
Agricultural Sciences Electives (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of studyX   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120