- Offered as:
- Specialization track in Economic Sciences
Agricultural economics — a specialization area in the economic sciences major — deals with economic issues related to food and fiber supply and demand and the natural resource base that supports agricultural production. Applications to public decision making and private decisions of farms, ranches, and agribusinesses are considered.
In addition to core courses in economics, the specialization in agricultural economics involves courses like these:
- Financial Accounting
- Farm/Ranch Management
- Business Management Economics
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, start by doing these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need.
For students in economic sciences
In addition to general university scholarships and other financial aid, WSU offers scholarships specifically for students who are studying economics.
The School of Economic Sciences offers the Jeffrey Krautkraemer "Pay It Forward" scholarship to students who have a major or minor in economics and have a demonstrated interest in environmental issues. Preference is given to first-generation students.
The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences awards roughly $600,000 to students annually, and economic science majors are eligible.
- Signature courses
A few of the core courses that define the agricultrual economics curriculum:
Business management Economics
Business Finance Economics
Farm/Ranch management and Food/Agricultural Markets
Economic Analysis of Environment and Natural Resource Policies
See the WSU Catalog for degree requirements and talk with your academic advisor about planning and scheduling your courses. All students must meet requirements as outlined in the catalog in order to graduate.