Agricultural & Consumer Economics: Consumer Economics & Finance, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Agricultural & Consumer Economics, Consumer Economics & Finance Concentration

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Students in Consumer Economics and Finance develop knowledge and skills to help consumers with everyday problems. Coursework in consumer economics, personal finance, and economics gives students a broad-based background and an understanding of the role of consumers in the marketplace. Students can choose an emphasis in consumer economics, family economics, or financial planning and counseling, which leads to career opportunities with government and public agencies, marketing and sales firms, and financial institutions.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Agricultural & Consumer Economics, Consumer Economics & Finance Concentration

Prescribed Core Courses including Campus General Education

Composition I and Speech
Requirement to be satisfied in the first year
RHET 105
CMN 101
Writing and Research
and Public Speaking (or equivalent (see College Composition I requirement)
Advanced Composition
Students are encouraged to complete this requirement prior to the seventh semester.
Select from campus-approved Advanced Composition list3-4
Foreign Language
Coursework at or above the third level is required for graduation.
Quantitative Reasoning I
Select one of:7-8
Finite Mathematics
Calculus II
Select one of:
Calculus I
Calculus for Business I
Quantitative Reasoning II6
Applied Statistical Methods and Data Analytics I
Applied Statistical Methods & Data Analytics 2
Humanities and the Arts
Select from campus-approved Humanities & the Arts list6
Natural Sciences and Technology
Select from campus-approved Natural Sciences & Technology list6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select from campus-approved Social & Behavioral Sciences list6
Cultural Studies
Select one course from Western culture, one from non-Western culture, and one from U.S. minority culture from campus approved lists.9
ACES Prescribed
ACES 101Contemporary Issues in ACES (for first year students only)2
Department Requirements
Minimum Hours in the College of ACES of which 20 must be in the Department of ACE35
Minimum of two 400-level courses in ACE 6
ACE 100Introduction to Applied Microeconomics4
ACE 161Microcomputer Applications3
or CS 105 Intro Computing: Non-Tech
ACE 300Intermediate Applied Microeconomics3
ACE 341Issues&Careers in Applied Econ1 or 2
ACCY 201Accounting and Accountancy I3
ECON 103Macroeconomic Principles3
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
International Trade in Food and Agriculture
Required Concentration15-27
Concentration prescribed courses. See specific requirements for the concentration listed below.
Total Hours126
Required for the Consumer Economics and Finance Concentration in Addition to Department Requirements
ACE 240Personal Financial Planning3
ACE 270Consumer Economics3
ACE 474Economics of Consumption3
ACE 476Behavioral Economics and Financial Decision Making3
Select two of the following:6
Food Marketing and Behavior
Finan Decision Indiv Sm Bus
Tax Policy and Finan Planning
Financial Services & Investing Planning
Intermediate Financial and Estate Planning
International Trade in Food and Agriculture
Agricultural and Food Policies
Consumer Economic Policy
Health Economics
Economics of Labor Markets
Corporate Finance
Total Hours18