Natural Resource Economics and Policy - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level I 14
Rhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2 1
Select one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication 1
Select one from the following:3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Area II: Mathematics3
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences 23
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Introduction to Natural Resources Management4
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective4
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Applied Economics Core21
Freshman Orientation1
Financial Fitness for College Students1
Natural Resource Economics
Water Resource Economics
Applied Production Economics3
Seminar1
Spreadsheet Applications in Food and Agriculture3
Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
Science, Policy and Ethics27
Agricultural Policy3
Agricultural and Natural Resource Law3
Legal Environment of Business
ECON 300+
Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management3
Wildlife Ecology3
Map Use: Reading, Analysis and Interpretation3
Special Topics
Introduction to Public Administration3
Rangeland Resource Management3
PHIL 300+
Quantitative Skills12
Intermediate Algebra3
College Algebra3
Statistical Applications3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
Technology and Communication for Business Management3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total creditsto 120 421
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

A roadmap for students coming into the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business without deficiences and without advanced coursework, e.g., AP course credit or dual credits wishing to pursue the degree in Natural Economics and Policy (NREP).

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 120 and ENGL 111G. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ACES 111 Freshman Orientation 1
ACES 121 Financial Fitness for College Students 1
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
Area V: Humanities 1 3
AG E 250 Technology and Communication for Business Management 3
MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra 3
 Credits15
Spring
Choose one from the following 3
Business and Professional Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
Technical and Scientific Communication  
Advanced Composition  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication  
ECON 251G Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 121G College Algebra 3
RGSC 294 Rangeland Resource Management 3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following 1 3
Public Speaking  
Principles of Human Communication  
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations  
Principles of Human Communication Honors  
MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences 3
ECON 252G Principles of Microeconomics 3
FWCE 110G Introduction to Natural Resources Management 4
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits16
Spring
AG E 350 Spreadsheet Applications in Food and Agriculture 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
or Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
 
Statistical Applications  
ECON 312 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3
FWCE 255 Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management 3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
Area VI: Creative or Fine Arts Course 1 3
AG E 337V
Natural Resource Economics
or Natural Resource Economics
3
ECON 311 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3
AG E 385 Applied Production Economics 3
GEOG 281
Map Use: Reading, Analysis and Interpretation
or Special Topics
3
 Credits15
Spring
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
AG E 384V
Water Resource Economics
or Water Resource Economics
3
ECON Course (300-level or above) 3
BIOL 111G
111GL
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
Viewing a Wider World (VWW) 3 3
AG E 445V Agricultural Policy 3
GOVT 330 Introduction to Public Administration 3
Elective Course 2 3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15
Spring
AG E 314
Agricultural and Natural Resource Law
or Legal Environment of Business
3
AG E 400 Seminar 1
FWCE 301 Wildlife Ecology 3
PHIL Coures (300-level or above) 3
Elective Course 2, 4 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits120