Major and Concentration Requirements

All Applied and Resource Economics majors must pass ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or ECON 1201; ARE 2150; and a minimum of 15 additional credits of ARE courses at the 2000 level or above. Students must also pass either ARE 3261W or 3440W to fulfill their writing in the major requirement. The advanced information literacy requirement is fulfilled with either ARE 3261W or 3440W. The courses used to satisfy the 15 additional credit ARE minimum can also be used to fulfill the 36-credit requirement and the concentrations. 

Business Management and Marketing

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.

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. 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.

Development Economics and Policy

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. Students will learn to apply tools such as benefit-cost analysis, and risk and investment decision-making. 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.

Business Management and Marketing

Majors choosing a concentration in Business Management and Marketing (BMM) must take a total of at least 18 credits from the courses listed below. At least 12 credits must be taken from the BMM Core Courses and up to six credits must be taken from the BMM Concentration Elective Courses. 

BMM Core Courses:ARE 221032153221322232233333. 

BMM Concentration Elective Courses: ARE 32253260346242174279ECON 2411; with approval of advisor up to three credits of any 3000-level or above course. 

With approval of advisor, additional courses in ARE or in related fields can be used to fulfill the 36-credit requirement for the major with this area of concentration. 

Environmental Economics and Policy

Majors choosing a concentration in Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP) must take a total of at least 18 credits from the courses listed below. At least 12 credits must be taken from the EEP Core Courses and up to six credits must be taken from the EEP Concentration Elective Courses. 

EEP Core Courses:ARE 333334343462443844444462. 

EEP Concentration Elective Courses: ARE 2235343642174305GEOG 2320240025003340NRE 3245; with approval of advisor up to three credits of any 3000-level or above course. 

With approval of advisor, additional courses in ARE or in related fields can be used to fulfill the 36-credit requirement for the major with this area of concentration. 

Development Economics and Policy

Majors choosing a concentration in Development Economics and Policy (DEP) must take a total of at least 18 credits from the courses listed below. At least 12 credits must be taken from the DEP Core Courses and up to six credits must be taken from the DEP Elective Courses. 

DEP Core Courses:ARE 32603333346242794305. 

DEP Concentration Elective Courses: ARE 34344444ANTH 3325ECON 2440245624743421W34733479GEOG 3100POLS 34063410SOCI 3701WGSS 22673216; with approval of advisor up to three credits of any 3000-level or above course. 

With approval of advisor, additional courses in ARE or in related fields can be used to fulfill the 36-credit requirement for the major with this area of concentration.