Agricultural & Consumer Economics: Public Policy & Law, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Agricultural & Consumer Economics, Public Policy & Law Concentration

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Students in Public Policy and Law become expert in the economics of public policy in general and in its application to specific areas of interest. This concentration will expose students to the legal and institutional structures in which policies are developed, the analysis of the economics impacts of policies, and special circumstances of public policy and law pertaining to the environment, consumers, the agricultural sector, international relations, and other.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Agricultural & Consumer Economics, Public Policy & Law Concentration

Prescribed Core Courses including Campus General Education

Composition I and Speech 1
RHET 105
CMN 101
Writing and Research
and Public Speaking (or equivalent (see College Composition I requirement)
Advanced Composition 2
Select from campus-approved 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
Elementary Linear Algebra
Calculus II
Select one of:
Calculus I
Calculus for Business I
Quantitative Reasoning II 3
Select one of:4-6
Applied Statistical Methods
Economic Statistics I
and Economic Statistics II
Humanities and the Arts
Selected from campus approved list.6
Natural Sciences and Technology
Selected from campus approved list.6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Selected from campus approved list. 6
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 freshmen only)2
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 100Agr Cons and Resource Econ 14
ACCY 201Accounting and Accountancy I3
ECON 103Macroeconomic Principles3
ECON 302Inter Microeconomic Theory 23
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 Concentration15-27
Concentration prescribed courses. See specific requirements for the concentration listed below.
Total Hours126
Required for the Public Policy and Law Concentration in Addition to Department Requirements
PS 220Intro to Public Policy3
ECON 411Public Sector Economics3
Select one of the following:3
Environmental Economics
The World Food Economy
Economics of Food and Environmental Justice
Consumer Economics
Select one of the following:3
Food Law
Agricultural Law
Environmental Law
Law and Economics
Select three of the following: (excluding courses taken to meet above “choose one” requirement)9
Food Law
Natural Resource Economics
Agricultural Law
Environmental Law
Energy Economics
Environment and Development
Agriculture in Intl Dev
Econ Dev of Tropical Africa
Intl Trade in Food and Agr
Agr and Food Policies
Consumer Economic Policy
Econ of Consumption
Behavioral Economics and Financial Decision Making
Total Hours21