The base B.S. degree plan in Agricultural Economics is designed for students wanting a program which includes basic economic theory and its application,
plus statistics with flexibility in the selection of electives. Employment opportunities include federal research and service agencies, educational institutions, private businesses serving agriculture,
and self-employment. The general Agricultural Economics major includes several options.
The Departments of Agricultural Economics and Accounting designed the agricultural economics-accounting double major for students wanting a program which includes basic
economic theory and its application to business decisions, combined with training in assembling and interpreting relevant business information. This combination offers a very powerful
array of business skills that cause private, industrial, and government employers alike to seek graduates from this program. Those firms involved in agricultural processing and marketing,
and those engaged in manufacturing and selling farm inputs are particularly aggressive in recruiting these graduates.
The quantitative studies specialization emphasizes the quantitative aspects of economic analysis and combines training in agricultural economics, statistics, and mathematics, providing an excellent background
for students planning to enter graduate studies in agricultural economics or other disciplines that emphasize mathematics and statistics.