Agricultural Economics

​The program in agricultural economics offers students a rigorous yet enjoyable training in applied economic analysis and qualitative and quantitative techniques. The skills acquired by students in this program will equip them to pursue a professional career in the agro-food industry, government and non-governmental organizations, or pursue a Ph.D. in applied economics or related fields.

AGSC 301             Statistical Methods in Agriculture                                                      2.3; 3 cr.

An investigation of the statistical techniques needed to design experiments and analyze and interpret agricultural research data. Prerequisites: STAT 210 or EDUC 227 and CMPS 209.  Fall and spring.

AGSC 325             Production Economics                                                                        3,0; 3 cr.

Focuses on the organization of farmers for higher income through improved resource use and competitive position.

AGSC 376             Resource and Environmental Economics                                         3.0; 3 cr.

Addresses and analyzes resource and environmental problems facing today’s society, with an emphasis on providing the​ student with an intensive introduction to the qualitative theory necessary for an effective analysis of resource problems.

AGSC 384             Rural Social Change, Development and the Environment              3.0; 3cr.

Provides an understanding of economic development and underdevelopment as it relates to environmental degradation and demographic, social and cultural change; with special application to the economies of the Middle East.

AGSC 389             Research Methods in Applied Economics                                         3.0; 3cr.

Provides an overview of theoretical and applied research methods for the study of agricultural, resource and development economics issues.Prerequisite: AGSC 301.

AGSC 395             Graduate Seminar in Agricultural Science                                        1.0; 1 cr.

AGSC 396/396A   Comprehensive Exam                                                                                 0 cr.  


AGSC 399             MS Thesis