Program information for students in

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Economics

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS MAJOR

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Remember, your program requirements are those that were in effect when you started each component of your program. For example, you can be in the 2018-2019 version of your Major, and the 2019-2020 version of your Specialization. To see the term when you started a program component, look at your unofficial transcript on Minerva.

Find your program requirements, including complementary course lists, in the eCalendar:

2019-2020 version of the eCalendar

Previous versions of the eCalendar

Remember that if you click on individual courses in the eCalendar's program requirements, you can view pre-requisites and other restrictions. You can also search the eCalendar for courses.

The lists of complementary courses for the Agricultural Economics Major do not appear in the eCalendar. Find the lists here

Note the following courses are offered only in alternate years:

Course   offered next offered
AGEC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics Required in the Major Even-numbered Winters

Winter 2020, Winter 2022

AGEC 330 Agriculture and Food Markets Required in the Major

Odd-numbered Falls

Fall 2019, Fall 2021

AGEC 425 Applied Econometrics Required in the Major Even-numbered Falls Fall 2020, Fall 2022
AGEC 450 Agribusiness Management Required in Agribusiness

Even-numbered Winters

Winter 2020, Winter 2022

ENVB 506: Quantitative Methods: Ecology Required in Env. Economics Even-numbered Winters Winter 2020, Winter 2022

Suggested course progression

I highly recommend you follow the recommendations below, to ensure that you make adequate progress in your degree and avoid potentially serious scheduling difficulties in the coming years. If you take courses outside the recommended order, you may run into pre-requisite issues. Also, schedules are made in order for students to be able to complete their program in 3 years assuming they completed all program pre-requisites before starting their Major, and they follow the recommendations below. Of course, not all students can follow these recommendations for a variety of reasons. If you need help planning your courses, please talk to me directly. Note that complementary and even elective courses are included below - these are options which are conflict-free by design, but of course you can choose others, as scheduling permits.

If you are missing Freshman-level courses, please discuss with me the best strategy to include these in your schedule.

Most students take five 3-credit courses per term (15 credits total), but some choose to take four courses (12 credits total).  For most students the overall program can be completed in three years if a full course load (i.e., 15 credits) is taken each term.  If you take less than 5 courses per term it may be possible for you to "catch up" with summer courses, or you can take an extra semester or year. You are considered a full-time student if you register for at least 12 credits in a given term. Note that to be eligible for in-course scholarships from our Faculty, you must complete 27 graded credits in the school year.

The tables below are valid for the 2019-2020 school year. These tables represent blocks of courses that are conflict-free with each other.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1- Do not use these tables as lists of program requirements! Program requirements must be accessed from the eCalendar (pay attention to the version of the program you are in, and make sure you look at the correct information on the eCalendar). For example, if an instructor who teaches a required course goes on sabbatic and the course is not offered in a given year, it will not appear in the tables, but it's still required. Similarly, alternate year courses (some of which are required in some programs) will not appear in the tables, in the years when they are not offered.

2- These blocks of courses are conflict-free by design, and exist to ensure it's possible for a "typical" student to complete the program in 3 years. You are free to take different complementary or elective courses than the ones listed below, scheduling permitting. Whether courses from different blocks are conflict-free with each other is up to chance. It's not because courses from different blocks were conflict-free with each other one year, that they will also be in any other year.

3- If the courses listed in a given term are insufficient in number, fill up your schedule with other complementary courses of your choice, or electives. 

Legend for course types

(rM): required in the Major; (rS): required in the Specialization; (rPA): required in Professional Agrology; (cM): complementary in the Major; (cS): complementary in the Specialization; (cPA): complementary in Profesional Agrology; (e) elective.

Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Professional Agrology

Fall 2019 for students in U1 Winter 2020 for students in U1
AEBI 210 Organisms 1 (rS) †

AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 (cM)

AEHM 205 Science Literacy (cM)

AGEC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (rM) - next offered in Winter 2022

AGEC 200 Principles of Microeconomics (rM)

AGEC 231 Economic Systems of Agriculture (rM)

ANSC 250 Prin. of Animal Science (rM)

AGEC 320 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (rM)

ENVB 210 The Biophysical Environment (rM)

NUTR 343 Accounting and Cost Control (cM)

†Note that some or all of the labs in this course are restricted by program. You must choose a lab section that is open to students in your program, or that is not restricted, as visible in the course's detailed schedule on Minerva. If you choose a section that is not open to you, you will get a Major Restriction error.

Summer between U1 and U2: AGRI 310 Internship in Agriculture/Environment (complementary in Agribusiness)

Fall 2019 for students in U2 Winter 2020 for students in U2

AGEC 330 Agriculture and Food Markets (rM) - next offered in Fall 2021

AGEC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (rM) - next offered in Winter 2022

AGEC 332 Farm Management and Finance (rS)

AGEC 450 Agribusiness Management (rS) - next offered in Winter 2022

AGEC 333 Resource Economics (rM)

 

PLNT 300 Cropping Systems (cS)  

Summer between U2 and U3: AGRI 410 Professional Agrology Internship D1 (rPA)

Fall 2019 for students in U3 Winter 2020 for students in U3
AGEC 330 Agriculture and Food Markets (rM) - next offered in Fall 2021 AGEC 430 Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy (rM)

AGEC 491 Research and Methodology (rM)

AGEC 442 Economics of Int. Ag. Devel. (rM)

AGRI 410 Professional Agrology Internship D2 (rPA)

AGEC 450 Agribusiness Management (rS) - next offered in Winter 2022

AGRI 490 Agri-Food Industry Project (rPA)

AGRI 330 Agricultural Legislation (1cr) (rPA)

ANSC 458 Swine and Poultry Production (cPA)

AGRI 430 Professional Practice in Agrology (2cr) (rPA)

 

ANSC 451 Dairy and Beef Production Management (cPA)

 

Agricultural Economics and Environmental Economics

Fall 2019 for students in U1 Winter 2020 for students in U1

AEHM 205 Science Literacy (cM)

AGEC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (rM) - next offered in Winter 2022

AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 (cM)

AGEC 231 Economic Systems of Agriculture (rM)

AGEC 200 Principles of Microeconomics (rM)

AGEC 320 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (rM)

ENVB 210 The Biophysical Environment (rM

ENVB 305 Population and Community Ecology (rS)

ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics and Environment (cS)

NUTR 343 Accounting and Cost Control (cM)

Fall 2019 for students in U2 Winter 2020 for students in U2

AGEC 333 Resource Economics (rM)

 

ENVB 301 Meteorology (cS)  

Summer between U2 and U3: FAES 300 Internship 2 (e) 

Fall 2019 for students in U3 Winter 2020 for students in U3
AGEC 491 Research and Methodology (rM)

AGEC 430 Ag., Food and Res. Policy (rM)

NRSC 333 Pollution and Bioremediation (cS)

AGEC 442 Economics of Int. Ag. Devel. (rM)

 

ENVB 437 Assessing Environmental Impact (rS)

 

ENVB 506 Quantitative Methods: Ecology (rS)