Agricultural Economics combines an enriched economics core along with the strength of agribusiness courses to develop students’ quantitative and analytical ability. These skills are developed using applications from the agriculture sector.

Ag econ students

Real-World Preparation

Agricultural Economics students receive excellent training from applied and theoretical exercises that involve hands-on computer modeling, applications in agricultural, and in-depth economic theory. Students in the major develop strong analytical and quantitative reasoning skills. The program provides graduates with the skills to be successful business leaders in agriculture, economics, food processing, agricultural lending, corporate management, environmental sustainability, and other related fields.

Embrace the learning model, group work, and studying together. These are life-long skills and help you the most, [because in] every occupation you will interact with others at some level.

J.C. W.,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Agricultural Economics have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Analyst

Work at solving problems for ag-related businesses or businesses using data, tools, and skills related to production, costs, and clients. Analysts can also work on project management and development.

Graduate Degrees in Agriculture Economics, Economics, or Business

Masters degrees in Agribusiness or a related field or PhD in Agricultural Economics

Manager in Ag-related Company

Manage the day-to-day operations of an ag-related business or manage a group of workers within a company.

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Getting started in this degree

Students will complete 39 credits of major-specific courses which can be found in the course catalog for this degree. To find out if Sociology is right for you, take the following classes first:

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