Change the world with a degree that translates from farming and ranching to governmental policy, animal production, and beyond.
At a glance
You might be interested in the “boots on the ground” side of agriculture, but you also might be interested in policies that affect it. Maybe you want to work in the government to help support the businesses that grow and develop food. Maybe you’re adept at numbers and economics, ready to help ranchers and farmers stay on top of their operations. Whatever your passion, this major offers a wide variety of career paths along with the hands-on experiences you need to discover and achieve your dreams.
A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.
Focus on the theoretical and analytic tools of applied economics. Get the skills necessary to apply these principles in applied settings in water, recreation, environmental economics, industry and business, marketing, production, or government.
Study the application of theoretical and analytic tools of applied economics within the context of food systems. Explore the broadest context of food systems from small-scale localized markets, traditional market-mediated commodity-based products to vertically coordinated supply chains.
Farm and Ranch Management
Learn to apply a solid understanding of economics and the underlying physical and biological sciences that drive agricultural technology to problems facing modern farmers and ranchers.
Some Career Options
The Agricultural Business major is designed to not only help you explore the business side of agriculture, but experience working in the business and create connections in the industry. It’s also where you’ll explore future careers and determine who you want to be and what you want to do with your degree in hand after college.