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Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Concentrations

Agricultural and Resource Economics Concentration

The Agricultural Economics concentration is designed to prepare students for analytical and research careers in the public and private sectors or for further study in a PhD program. The program can be completed within 24 months of initial enrollment.

Thesis Option
This option integrates coursework in agricultural economics with a research thesis. The concentration consists of a minimum of 36 semester hours, including a thesis.

Non-Thesis Option
This option consists of a minimum of 36 semester hours of coursework in agricultural economics and other disciplines such as economics and statistics. The student must also complete written and oral comprehensive examinations.

Natural Resource Economics Concentration

The Natural Resource Economics concentration is targeted to students wishing to enter careers in the public and private sectors of natural resource management or to continue their graduate studies in a Doctoral program. To provide students with natural resource economics skills, the program integrates coursework in agricultural and natural resource economics with courses from other disciplines, such as geography, political science, forestry, biosystems engineering, and sociology, and with a research thesis. The program consists of a minimum of 31 semester hours and successful defense of a thesis. The concentration is designed to provide students with the opportunity to graduate within 24 months of initial enrollment.

For a complete listing of program requirements, see the Program Requirements Book.