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Agricultural and Applied Economics Major

Agricultural and Applied Economics Major

Available at: Athens

Agricultural and Applied Economics applies economic principles to food and fiber production, natural resource management, community and regional economic development, environmental policy, and international trade. This program provides a strong theoretical background for those entering graduate schools in agricultural economics, economics, and professional schools in law and business administration

What does an Agricultural and Applied Economics Major Study?

Coursework

View the course plan below for a typical course sequence of an Agricultural and Applied Economics major. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.

 
See the required Agricultural and Applied Economics courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin.

Prepare

To prepare for courses to earn an Agricultural and Applied Economics degree we recommend you:

  • Take available AP macro and/or microeconomics courses prior to attending UGA
  • Take a pre-calculus course
  • Engage in student economics projects
  • Participate in any school or community economics related clubs and organizations
  • Volunteer and/or work for organizations or companies with opportunities to observe business management practices (banks, cooperatives, trade organizations, etc.)

What can an Agricultural and Applied Economics student do outside of class?

Hands-On Learning

  • Labs
  • Operations  and economic research
  • Public program analysis
  • Service Learning Community projects
  • Student Marketing Team
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Internship opportunities with private companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
  • Study abroad opportunities

What jobs can I get with an Agricultural and Applied Economics degree?

Career Potential

  • Business Analyst
  • Elevator Management
  • Grain Merchandising/Commodities
  • Marketing
  • Policy/International Trade
  • Public Program Analyst

How do I pay for college?

Scholarships

Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

Go to CAES Scholarships.

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.

  • CAES Office of Academic Affairs
  • 102 Conner Hall
  • Athens, Georgia 30602
  • 706-542-1611

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