Apr 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Agricultural Economics (B.S.) - Specialty Option

The agricultural economics program balances the theoretical and practical applications of agricultural economics to give students the best grasp on emerging issues facing professionals in food and agriculture today. Students earn a BS in agriculture with a major in agricultural economics.

The requirements for the first two years are virtually the same for all options in agricultural economics. Exceptions to those requirements are noted in the discussion of the farm management, specialty option in pre-law, specialty option in pre-vet, specialty option in natural resources and environmental sciences, and quantitative option.

By combining agricultural economics with another degree, minor, or pre-professional program, students can develop a program that fits their interests and career goals. Students have combined agricultural economics with political science, computer science, nutrition, journalism, statistics, animal science, agronomy, grain science, accounting, and business.

Agricultural Economics Electives (21 credit hours)

 Include at least two numbered 598 or above.
 No more than 3 combined total credits from AGEC 460, AGEC 751 and GENAG 515 can be used toward Ag Econ Electives.

Communication (14 credit hours)

Natural Sciences (8 credit hours)

Select a combination of 2 courses for a total of 8 credit hours.

Social Sciences/Humanities (9 credit hours)

Specialty (15 credit hours)

A Specialty may be defined in generally any focus area. Typically, all 15 credit hours are from the same department/field, however, it can be possible to use credits from multiple closely-aligned fields; students should work with their advisor in defining their Specialty and courses. A Specialty will consist of 15 total credit hours with a minimum 3 hours 300 level or above, and 6 hours 500 level or above. (Minors, Modern Languages, and Accounting are exempt from the course level requirement.) Specialty areas may include but are not limited to political science, computer science, nutrition, journalism, statistics, animal science, agronomy, grain science, accounting finance, business, leadership, various modern languages, pre-veterinary medicine, pre-law, natural resources and environmental sciences, agricultural communications.

Unrestricted electives as needed to meet 127 credit hours

Total credit hours required for graduation: (127)

Must satisfy K-State 8 general education requirements.