Areas of Concentration

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Majors choosing a concentration must take a total of at least 18 credits from the courses listed below their concentration description. A minimum of 9 credits of ARE courses at the 3000 level or above are required for each concentration.

MARKETING AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

This concentration prepares students to analyze and evaluate agricultural business problems and management decisions using business software, understand the factors that determine consumer choices, determine profit and price-risk management, utilize and apply statistical methods to analyze commodity markets and economic data, formulate marketing plans and strategies for both generic commodities and specialized products, and explain how external forces such as law, environmental regulations, and government policies impact agricultural business decision making. This training prepares students for careers in national or international business management and agricultural marketing.
 
ARE 2210. Essentials of Accounting and Business
ARE 3215. Business Management
ARE 3221. Business Strategies and Policy in Food Industries
ARE 3222. Marketing and Consumer Behavior
ARE 3223  Organization of Industries and Labor Markets
ARE 3225. Price Analysis and Futures Trading
ARE 3260. Food Policy
ARE 3333. Computational Analysis in Applied Economics
ARE 3464  Program Evaluation and Benefit-Cost Analysis
ARE 4217. Business Finance in Food and Resource Industries
ARE 4275. Managerial Economics
ARE 4279. International Commodity Trade
ARE 4464. Benefit Cost Analysis and Resource Management
ARE 4991  Professional Internship
ARE 4993. Foreign Study
ARE 4995. Special Topics
ARE 4999. Independent Study
ECON 2411. Money and Banking
 
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY

This concentration prepares students to assist in making public and private decisions about environmental and natural resource issues, and the policies surrounding them, both nationally and internationally. Issues studied include environmental quality, energy use, natural resource management, and valuation of natural resources. Students will learn to apply tools such as benefit-cost analysis, and risk and investment decision-making. This training will prepare students for careers in federal, state, or community governments as well as private businesses that provide services in sustainability, environmental, or natural resource areas.
 
ARE 2210. Essentials of Accounting and Business
ARE 3260. Food Policy
​ARE 3333. Computational Analysis in Applied Economics
ARE 3434. Environmental and Resource Policy
ARE 3464  Program Evaluation and Benefit-Cost Analysis
ARE 4217. Business Finance in Food and Resource Industries
ARE 4305. The Role of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Economic Development
ARE 4438. Valuing the Environment
ARE 4444. Economics of Energy and the Environment
ARE 4462. Environmental and Resource Economics
ARE 4464. Benefit Cost Analysis and Resource Management
ARE 4991  Professional Internship
ARE 4993. Foreign Study
ARE 4995. Special Topics
ARE 4999. Independent Study
GEOG 2100. Economic Geography
NRE 3245. Environmental Law 

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This concentration provides students with better knowledge and understanding of the global forces shaping change in agriculture and natural resources, and how they can be part of those changes at a policy-making level. Issues of study include national and international food and agricultural analysis, the economic and policy aspects of natural resource use and environmental quality issues, the economics of local, regional and global energy issues and international trade. This training prepares students for careers in national and international governmental policy-making, positions in domestic or developing country institutions, and managerial and planning positions. 

ARE 3260. Food Policy
ARE 3434. Environmental and Resource Policy
ARE 3464  Program Evaluation and Benefit-Cost Analysis
ARE 4305. The Role of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Economic Development
ARE 4444. Economics of Energy and the Environment
ARE 4464. Benefit Cost Analysis and Resource Management
ARE 2210. Essentials of Accounting and Business
ARE 3215. Business Management
​ARE 3333. Computational Analysis in Applied Economics
ARE 4279. International Commodity Trade
ARE 4991  Professional Internship
ARE 4993. Foreign Study
ARE 4995. Special Topics
ARE 4999. Independent Study
ECON 2456. Economics of Poverty
ECON 3421W. International Trade
GEOG 2100. Economic Geography
GEOG 3100. The Geography of Economic Development
POLS 3402. Contemporary International Politics
POLS 3406. Globalization and Political Change
POLS 3410. International Political Economy
SOCI 3701. The Developing World
WGSS 3216 / 269. Women in Political Development
WGSS 2267 / 267. Women and Poverty

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