Agricultural & Consumer Economics, BS and Agricultural & Applied Economics, MAAE

for the degrees of Bachelor of Science Major in Agricultural & Consumer Economics and Master of Agricultural & Applied Economics in Agricultural & Applied Economics

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The MAAE program includes a combined BS/MAAE option for ACE undergraduates.  Combined program students must meet all requirements for their BS degree in ACE, and take an additional 26 hours of graduate credit to earn the MAAE degree. Six hours of upper-level electives will count jointly for both degrees. As a combined program, students will receive both degrees at the completion of both programs.

for the degrees of Bachelor of Science Major in Agricultural & Consumer Economics and Master of Agricultural & Applied Economics in Agricultural & Applied Economics

BS Program Component

Composition I and Speech
RHET 105
CMN 101
Writing and Research
and Public Speaking (or equivalent (see College Composition I requirement)
Advanced Composition3-4
Select from campus-approved list
Foreign Language
Coursework at or above the third level is required for graduation.
Quantitative Reasoning I
Select one of:7-8
Finite Mathematics
Elementary Linear Algebra
Calculus II
Select one of:
Calculus I
Calculus for Business I
Quantitative Reasoning II
Select one of:4-6
Applied Statistical Methods
Economic Statistics I
and Economic Statistics II
Humanities and the Arts6
Select from campus approved list
Natural Sciences and Technology6
Select from campus approved list
Social and Behavioral Sciences6
Select from campus approved list
Cultural Studies9
Select one course from Western culture, one from non-Western culutre, and one from U.S. minority culture from campus approved lists
College of ACES Requirements
ACES 101Contemporary Issues in ACES (for freshmen only)2
ACE Department Requirements
Minimum Hours in the College of ACES of which 20, excluding ACE 161 and ACE 261, must be in the Department of ACE35
Minimum of two 400-level courses in ACE 6
ACE 100Introduction to Applied Microeconomics4
ACCY 201Accounting and Accountancy I3
ECON 103Macroeconomic Principles3
ECON 302Inter Microeconomic Theory3
ACE 161Microcomputer Applications3
or CS 105 Intro Computing: Non-Tech
ACE 341Issues&Careers in Applied Econ1 or 2
At least 3 hours of credit for study abroad or one international course selected from:3-4
Global Agribusiness Management
International Business Immersion
Agriculture in Intl Dev
The Latin American Economies
Econ Dev of Tropical Africa
Intl Trade in Food and Agr
Required ConcentrationSee specific requirements15-27
Total BS Component Hours126

MAAE Component

Microeconomic Theory
ACE 500Applied Economic Theory4
Quantitative Methods
Applied Econometrics:8
Applied Regression Models I
Applied Regression Models II
Other Quantitative methods:
4 hours of approved graduate course work in quantitative methods
Field of Specialization
12 hours of approved graduate field courses12
(Must include at least 8 total hours at the 500-level and 8 total hours in ACE
Professional/Research Internship Requirement
ACE 592Special Topics (Graduate Internship)2
Total MAAE Component Hours 126