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Agribusiness Economics & Management: Agricultural Economics Emphasis

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Agribusiness Economics & Management: Agricultural Economics Emphasis

Bachelor of Science

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A degree Agribusiness Economics and Management (ABEM) prepares students to assume responsible positions in the management of the world's natural and human resources. Private firms and government agencies seek employees with excellent problem-solving and communication skills. Students develop these skills through their studies in managerial economics, finance, marketing, management, policy, quantitative techniques, and economic development, both domestic and international. The Agricultural Economics Emphasis is flexible so students can add an optional minor in an area of their interest.

Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
GE Moderate Math Strand 3
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
First Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
Additional Math I 3
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
ECON 200, Basic Economic Issues, Supporting Coursework 3
BE120 or MIS111, Supporting Coursework 3
3rd Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
Additional Math II 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
ACCT 200, Intro to Financial Accounting, Supporting Coursework 3
Communication Skills 3
5th Semester
ACCT 210, Managerial Accounting, Accounting II 3
AREC 304, Production & Consumption Analysis, Economics II 3
AREC 315, Agribusiness Economics & Management, Introductory Course 3
AREC 339, Economic Statistics, Core 3
AREC 397, Preparing for Career & Life Success 1
Elective Upper Division 3
6th Semester
Communication Skills 3
AREC 360, The Poverty & Development of Nations, Concentration 3
AREC 297, Excel Applications for Economic Analysis, Computer Skills I 1
ECON 331, Macroeconomic Analysis & Policy, Economics III 3
Elective - Upper Division 3
Elective - Upper Division 3
7th Semester
AREC 313, Economics of Futures Markets, Concentration 3
AREC 464, Economics of Policy Analysis, Core 3
Elective Upper Division 3
Elective Upper Division 3
Elective 3
8th Semester
AREC 403, Analysis of Economic Data, Core 3
AREC 479, Economic Analysis of Water, Food & Environmental Policies, Concentration 3
Elective Upper Division 3
Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

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  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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