Agricultural Economics, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Select one of the following:3
Business Calculus (A) 1
Calculus for Technology Programs I (A) 1
Calculus I (A) 1
STAT 2023Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A) (or equivalent STAT course designated (A)) 13
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry (LN) 1
General Chemistry (LN) 1
Chemistry In Civilization (LN) 1
Any course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
From two of the following groups, select one course:6
Group 1:
Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems
Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)
Elements of Forestry
Group 2:
Land, Life and the Environment (N)
Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)
Group 3:
Introduction to the Animal Sciences
Fundamentals of Food Science
Introduction to Entomology (LN)
Livestock Entomology
Group 4:
Introduction to Natural History (LN)
Ecology of Natural Resources
Elements of Environmental Science
Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules
Biochemistry I
Introduction to Landscape Architecture and Landscape Management
Written & Oral Communications
Select one of the following:3
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Written Communication
Business Communication for International Students
Technical Writing 2
Select one of the following: 33
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Elements of Persuasion (S)
Hours Subtotal13
Major Requirements
Core Courses
ACCT 2103Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2203Managerial Accounting3
AGEC 1101Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Experience1
AGEC 3101Professional Career Development1
AGEC 3213Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Economics3
AGEC 3333Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis3
AGEC 3423Farm and Agribusiness Management3
AGEC 3603Agricultural Finance3
AGEC 3713Agricultural Law3
ECON 2203Introduction to Macroeconomics3
ECON 3113Intermediate Microeconomics3
or ECON 3023 Managerial Economics
ECON 3123Intermediate Macroeconomics3
or ECON 3313 Money and Banking
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Agricultural Product Marketing and Sales
BCOM, MC, SPCH, foreign language courses, or written communication courses not used elsewhere
Related Courses
Select one of four alternatives24
MATH 2144 and STAT 4013 recommended in General Education
Hours Subtotal62
Select 5 hours or hours to complete required total for degree 45
Hours Subtotal5
Total Hours120

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet GE requirements.


If ENGL 3323 Technical Writing is substituted for ENGL 1213 Composition II above; hours in this block are reduced by 3.


If used as (S) course above, hours in this block reduced by 3.


MATH 1483 Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A) or MATH 1513 College Algebra (A) may need to be taken as prerequisite to required Calculus course.


I. General

Select 9 hours from AGEC 4000 level not including AGEC 49909
Select 9 additional upper-division hours in AGEC courses9
Select 6 additional upper-division hours in any courses6

II. Community and Regional Analysis

AGEC 4723Rural Economics Development3
ECON 3423Public Finance3
Select 6 hours from AGEC 4000 level excluding AGEC 49906
Select 6 hours of the following:6
International Economic Development (IS)
Urban and Regional Economics
Urban Geography (S)
Spatial Analysis (A)
Geographical Aspects of Urban Planning
Geography of Travel and Tourism
Geography of Outdoor Recreation
Introduction to Public Administration
Public Policy
State and Local Government
Government Budgeting
Urban Sociology
World Population Problems
Select 6 additional upper-division hours in AGEC courses6

III. Natural Resources

AGEC 3503Natural Resource Economics3
AGEC 4503Environmental Economics and Resource Development3
GEOG 2344Digital Tools for Environmental Exploration (LN)4
or GEOG 4323 Computer Cartography
Select 6 hours from AGEC 4000 level excluding AGEC 49906
Select 9 hours of the following:9
Economics of the Environment
Energy Economics: Traditional and Renewable Energy Markets
Land Measurement and Site Analysis
Environmental Soil Science
Climatology (N)
Meteorology (N)
Economic Meteorology
Conservation of Natural Resources (S)
Geoarchaeology and Environmental History
Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
Geography of Grass-Dominated Ecosystems
Geography of Outdoor Recreation
Resource Management in the National Parks
Remote Sensing
Geographic Information Systems: Resource Management Applications
Geographic Information Systems: Socioeconomic Applications
Geology of the National Parks (N)
Environmental Geology
Land Measurement and Site Analysis
Any upper-division NREM
Environmental Law And Policy
Natural Resources and Environmental Policy
Environmental Sociology (S)
Environmental Soil Science
Soil and Water Conservation

IV. Quantitative Studies

AGEC 4213Advanced Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Economics3
MATH 2153Calculus II (A)3
MATH 3013Linear Algebra3
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Commodity Futures Markets
Advanced Farm and Ranch Management
Advanced Agribusiness Management
Environmental Economics and Resource Development
American Agricultural Policy
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Econometric Methods
Business and Economic Forecasting
Operation Analytics
Management Science - Prescriptive Analytics
Intermediate Statistical Analysis
Statistical Methods II (A)
Applied Regression Analysis
Select 3 additional upper-division hours in AGEC courses3

Other Requirements

  • Exit interview with Head of Department of Agricultural Economics.
  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2023.