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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 pre-law, specialty pre-vet, and natural resources 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, grain science, accounting, and business.

Communication (14 credit hours)

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Mathematics/Statistics (9 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)

  • Social Science Elective Credits: (3) [Select from Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, History, Geography, Women’s Studies or American Ethnic Studies]

Specialty (15 credit hours)

All hours from the same department/field, 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.)

Unrestricted electives as needed to meet 127 credit hours

Total credit hours required for graduation: (127)

Must satisfy K-State 8 general education requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Students who first enroll in Summer 2011 or later must meet the requirements of the K-State 8 General Education Program.

Students who began their programs of study in earlier terms under the University General Education (UGE) program may complete their degrees with UGE requirements or may choose to move to the K-State 8. Students should check with their academic advisors to determine which choice would be better. To switch, students must consult with their academic advisors.

Students who are readmitted in Summer 2011 and later will be designated as meeting the K-State 8 by the Office of Admissions. Deans’ offices can make an exception for the readmitted student who has completed UGE or who would prefer to complete UGE requirements.

For additional information about the University General Education program, check the requirements specified by the College of Agriculture.