Agricultural and Applied Economics - B.S.A.

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Degree & Major: Agricultural and Applied Economics - B.S.A.
College Name: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Department Name: Agricultural and Applied Economics
Whitney Jones
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(706) 542-7890
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: Agricultural economics applies economic principles to food and fiber production, natural resource management, community and regional economic development, environmental policy, and international trade. Students take courses in economic theory, econometrics, statistics, accounting, technical agriculture, and the physical and biological sciences. A flexible offering of electives allows students to tailor the agricultural economics major to meet their particular interests and career objectives. Agricultural economics provides a strong theoretical background for those entering graduate schools in agricultural economics, economics, and professional schools in law and business administration.

Career Opportunities: Agricultural economics prepares students for careers in applied economics, resource management, public program analysis, economic forecasting, and economic research. Agricultural economics graduates are now working in commercial agriculture, food and fiber industries, resource and environmental management agencies, economic development agencies, state and local governments, and international trade organizations. Position responsibilities include resource management, finance, administration, economic research, and policy analysis with private, non-profit, and public agencies at the state and federal levels. Job opportunities are expanding for graduates with skills in applied economics.
Scholarships: Several scholarships are available to agricultural economics majors through the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Department. Information about departmental scholarships can be obtained from Whitney Jones ( in room 301 Conner Hall.
Study Abroad: Study Abroad courses offered in the department (Mexico, Armenia, or Tanzania) may be used to satisfy major elective requirements. Any other UGA Study Abroad course may only be used to satisfy general elective requirements.
Internships: Internships are available, but not required, for students pursuing the agricultural economics major.
Student Organizations: Agricultural and Environmental Economics Club,
Available Graduate Programs: Economics, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, MBA in Finance