Getting Your Undergraduate Degree in DARE
The Ag Adventures program helps educate youngsters about our food systems.
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics grants degrees in Agricultural Business and Agricultural Economics, with an approximate undergraduate enrollment of approximately 125 majors and 35 minors. Within the Agricultural Economics degree, students declare concentrations in Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource Economics, or Farm and Ranch Management. In addition, there are approximately 200 students pursuing duel majors in Agricultural Business with Animal Sciences, Equine Sciences, or Soil and Crop Sciences, or Agricultural Economics (with a Natural Resource Economics concentration) and Natural Resource Management.
Graduates of our program have opportunities for employment in all aspects of the food and fiber supply chain or in sectors concerned with environmental and natural resource management. Examples of specific careers include farmer, rancher, salesperson, agricultural service representative, purchasing agent or buyer, agricultural statistician, crop and price forecasters, farm credit analyst, commodity analyst, marketing specialist, energy analyst, land use planner, water analyst, recreation planner, and financial advising. Students can expect to learn a portfolio of specialized skills needed for expert decision-making, problem solving, and analysis, and take courses in economics, management, marketing, finance, accounting, statistics, nautural science, and/or mathematics.
The Department's regular faculty instruct sophomore, junior, and senior level classes with typical enrollments of approximately 40 students per class. Each instructor holds regular office hours for meetings and answering questions during teaching semesters. The faculty also serve's as advisors to majors and double majors.