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majors_minors: Agricultural Economics: Commodity Marketing


Agricultural Economics: Commodity Marketing

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

Jennifer Leeann Williams

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-4201

Advisor's Email


Agricultural economics, with a concentration in commodity marketing, prepares graduates to apply economic and business principles for banks, farm credit institutions, grain companies, farm equipment and fertilizer manufacturers, and food processing firms. Graduate schools, governmental agencies, and consulting firms seek individuals with a strong background in quantitative methods, advanced courses in applied economics, and strong credentials in economic theory. Commodity marketing graduates are highly trained to analyze management problems and possess the technical skills in mathematics, statistics, and economic theory to give themselves an edge in any market.

Credit Hours



Freshman Year
First Semester
(1) AGEC 20200 (Spreadsheet Use in Agricultural Business)
(3) AGEC 20300 (Introductory Microeconomics for Food and Agribusiness)
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)
(0.5) AGR 11200 (Introduction to Agricultural Economics Academic Programs)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus) or (3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(4) Biological sciences selective
Total Credits: 16
Second Semester
(3) AGEC 21700 (Economics)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(4) Biological sciences selective
(3) Humanities selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 16
Sophomore Year
Third Semester
(3) AGEC 22000 (Economics of Agricultural Markets)
(1) AGEC 29800 (Sophomore Seminar)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(3) Social science selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 16
Fourth Semester
(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) MGMT 20000 (Introductory Accounting)
(3) Agricultural economics selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 15
Junior Year
Fifth Semester
(3) AGEC 32100 (Principles of Commodity Marketing)
(3) AGEC 35200 (Quantitative Techniques for Firm Decision Making) or mathematics or sciences selective*
(3) Economics selective
(3) Social science, humanities, or international understanding selective
(5) Electives
Total Credits: 17
Sixth Semester
(3) AGEC 42100 ((Advanced Commodity Marketing)
(3) AGEC 45100 (Applied Econometrics) or mathematics or sciences selective*
(2) AGRY 30500 (Seed Analysis and Grain Grading) or (3) ANSC 35100 (Meat Science) **
(3) Humanities selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(4) Electives
Total Credits: 18
Senior Year
Seventh Semester
(3) AGEC 30500 (Agricultural Prices)
(4) AGEC 41100 (Farm Management) or (3) AGEC 43000 (Agricultural and Food Business Strategy) ***
(3) Food and agribusiness management selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(4) Electives
Total Credits: 17
Eighth Semester
(3) Economics selective
(2) Mathematics or sciences selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective
(7) Electives
Total Credits: 15

Additional Information

* Must complete quantitative techniques for firm decision-making or applied econometrics.
** Reduce elective requirements by one credit if ANSC 35100 is selected.
*** Increase elective requirements by one credit if AGEC 43000 is selected.






Major: Concentration




Created at 9/26/2011 3:03 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 1/16/2012 9:08 PM by Goecker, Allan D