As an agricultural economics major, you will learn to put the economic theory of resource
allocation for the production of food and fiber into action by developing management,
problem-solving and financial strategies.
Why agricultural economics at OSU?
Studying agricultural economics will help you develop the business and economics skills
to be a leader in agriculture or other related industries. You'll learn how to analyze
the big-picture issues related to agricultural, food or natural resource policies;
rural or community development; or environmental and natural resource economics.
The agricultural economics degree plan emphasizes quantitative studies including calculus
and statistical methods and prepares students for graduate study in agricultural economics
or related fields, or for a variety of employment opportunities.
International trade analyst
Public policy analyst
Risk management specialist
$130KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
annually awarded by the OSU Department of Agricultural Economics
“In the Ag Economics Department, they have a wide range of scholarships
available, and every year since I've been here, I've been able to receive some kind
of amount. That's really helped me be able to further my degree.”
- Ethan McGill Barnsdall, Oklahoma
Agricultural economics students thrive on solving challenging, real-world problems.
Advanced training in mathematics, statistics and economics allows for a smooth transition
into graduate studies. Students are prepared to focus on applied research topics including
trade, marketing, policy and other critical areas.
The newly restructured agricultural economics degree sets apart those students focused
on future careers in academia, government agencies and other research-based areas.
Coursework is challenging yet highly rewarding.
From students who represent us nationally as Truman Scholars, to those who are recognized
at the university level as Top Freshmen Men and Women, OSU Seniors of Significance
and Outstanding Seniors and CASNR Seniors of Distinction, the accomplishments of our
students are known beyond the department.