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majors_minors: Agricultural Economics: Quantitative Analysis


Agricultural Economics: Quantitative Analysis

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

Jennifer Leeann Williams

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-0262

Advisor's Email


Graduate schools, government agencies, and consulting firms seek individuals with a strong background in quantitative methods, advanced courses in applied economics, and a strong background in economic theory. Graduates of this Department of Agricultural Economics undergraduate program have opportunities to enter graduate school in agricultural economics, law school, and other areas of more advanced educational training. They also have opportunities to enter positions in the field of finance, marketing, business management, and farming. They are highly trained to analyze management problems and possess the technical skills in mathematics, computer science, 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 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(4) Biological sciences selective
Total Credits: 16
Second Semester
(3) AGEC 21700 (Economics)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)
(4) Biological sciences selective
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 16
Sophomore Year
Third Semester
(3) AGEC 22000 (Economics of Agricultural Markets)
(1) AGEC 29800 (Sophomore Seminar)
(1) AGEC 37500 (The Process of Economic Research)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(3) Social science selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 17
Fourth Semester
(3) AGEC 45100 (Applied Econometrics) or (3) STAT 50100 (Experimental Statistics I) *
(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) Economics selective
(1) Research
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 16
Junior Year
Fifth Semester
(3) AGEC 35200 (Quantitative Techniques for Firm Decision Making) or mathematics or sciences elective
(3) Economics selective
(2) Research
(3) Social science, humanities, or international understanding selective
(5) Electives
Total Credits: 16
Sixth Semester
(3) MGMT 20000 (Introductory Accounting)
(3) Economics selective
(2) Research
(3) Humanities selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 17
Senior Year
Seventh Semester
(3) AGEC 59600 (Mathematical Economics)
(3) ECON 34000 (Intermediate Microeconomic Theory)
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(6) Electives
Total Credits: 15
Eighth Semester
(3) Agricultural economics selective
(3) Economics selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective
(8) Electives
Total Credits: 17

Additional Information

* Must complete quantitative techniques for firm decision-making or applied econometrics.




Agricultural Economics


Major: Concentration




Created at 9/26/2011 3:03 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 1/16/2012 9:12 PM by Goecker, Allan D