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