College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Agricultural and Food Systems

Major in Agricultural and Food Business Economics

Stock marketThe Agricultural and Food Business Economics major gives students what they need to succeed in the world of food and agricultural business. This major provides students with a knowledge of business and economics practices as well as a deep understanding of animal, plant, and food systems. Graduates in this major are highly qualified to fill a wide variety of positions, ranging from market researcher to product analyst to food broker in a variety of venues, including: private industry, commercial farms and ranches, government agencies, production agriculture, and universities.

Employment and Career Possibilities within this major

  • Food Systems Analyst
  • Agricultural Production Manager
  • Food Industry Manager
  • Agricultural Marketing Executive
  • Non-profit Executive
  • Natural Resource Protection Officer
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Public Policy Manager or Analyst
  • Commodity Broker
  • Agricultural Production or Marketing Consultant
  • Loan Officer
  • Agricultural Finance Analyst or Manager

Examples of Required/Preferred Classes for Freshmen

  • EconS 101: Fundamentals of Microeconomics [S]
  • EconS 102: Fundamentals of Macroeconomics [S]
  • CropS/Hort 102: Cultivated Plants
  • A S 101: Animal Science
  • AFS 101: Introduction to Agricultural and Food Systems
  • Math 201: Mathematics for Business and Economics
  • Math 202: Calculus for Business and Economics [N]

Preparation/Prerequisite Courses for Transfer Students

  • EconS 101 & 102
  • Math 201 & 202
  • Chem 101 & 102
  • Biol 120 & 107
  • Acctg 230
  • Stat 212

Please see the WSU Transfer Equivalencies Menu to find equivalent courses at community colleges or other institutions. It is recommended that transfer students work with an advisor at WSU to ensure that the correct community college courses are taken to fulfill requirements.

Required Math

  • Math 201: Mathematics for Business and Economics
  • Math 202: Calculus for Business and Economics [N]
  • Stat 212: Introduction to Statistical Methods [N]

Student Organizations/Clubs Associated with this Major

  • Economics Club

Information for New Students

  • This is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural and Food Systems with a major in Agricultural & Food Business Economics. A professional internship is required for graduation. This major is advised by the School of Economic Sciences.
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