Prospective Undergraduate Students
Whether you're passionate about business, sales, marketing, finance, or management, a degree in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University prepares you for the future food and agricultural industries.
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Students graduating with a degree in the department enjoy a 98% placement rate at graduation and an average starting salary of $45,700. Students choose from a vast number of careers in the food and agricultural industries – sales, management, commodity trading, financial lending, investment brokerage, product promotion, and many others...
Graduates of the program offer industry and government agencies a diverse background of skills in sales, marketing, finance, and management. Graduates enjoy careers involving the management of people, products, and numbers in various sectors of the industry from food manufacturers to agricultural supply firms to financial lending institutions to service firms to government agencies...
Graduates of the program seek employment from food, agricultural, and non-agricultural industries as well as government agencies. These firms range from grocery stores to agricultural suppliers to pharmaceutical companies to financial institutions to food manufacturers, etc....
Students choose the area of Agricultural Economics that they want to specialize in. Below are the major specializations available. In addition, students may choose to do any number of minors as a supplement to their main education. Click here for the full list of majors and minors available to Agricultural Economics students.
Purdue College of Agriculture ranks 5th in QS World University Rankings.
Between 2015 and 2020, expect an average of 26,700 annual job openings in management and business in the United States for new college graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, and the environment.