Agricultural Economics

As an agricultural economics major, you'll focus on economic and financial principles. Combined with agricultural science classes, these courses will help you analyze issues in agriculture, business, government, and many other areas. You'll gain skills in planning, evaluation, and management.

Check out the classes you'll take as an agricultural economics, applied economics option major.

Want to specialize in a particular area?

Focus on:

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Farm and Ranch Management

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Public Policy

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Quantitative Analysis

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Why Ag Econ?

Agriculture needs people who can analyze and manage production, market, and financial risks. Whether on a farm or ranch, in the public or private sectors, or in law practice, an agricultural economics degree will prepare you to take on these challenges. A recent USDA/Purdue study found that 57,900 jobs per year for will be open to people with a bachelor's degree and expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or the environment.

Why Nebraska?

In the Department of Agricultural Economics, you get the best of both worlds. You'll attend a world-class, Big Ten university and have access to all of the academic resources and activities that come with it. At our East Campus location, you get a small-school atmosphere with one-on-one personal advising and a community that cares about you. At Nebraska, we believe in the power of every person. And we don't rest on our strengths — we stretch them.

Meet Our Ag Econ Majors


Rosalee Swartz
Undergraduate Program Director


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