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Agricultural Economics

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Agricultural Economics (120 Credits)

Students are admitted to the Agricultural Economics option upon making their intention known to the department. Admitted students must meet the following two benchmarks to remain in good standing:
  1. Minimum WSU Cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in ECONS 301, 302, and 311.

First Year
First TermCredits
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Humanities [HUM]3
MATH 20113
Electives3
Second TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] 3
ECONS 101 or 1023
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MATH 202 [QUAN]23
Concentrated Area Course 33
Second Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 101 [PSCI] OR CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
COM 102 [COMM], COM 210 [COMM], or H D 205 [COMM]3 or 4
Diversity [DIVR]3
ECONS 3023
Concentrated Area Course 33
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 2303
Arts [ARTS]3
BLAW 2103
ECONS 3013
STAT 212 or MGTOP 2154
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ACCTG 2313
Concentrated Area Course 33
ECONS 311 [M]3
Sequence Course43
Electives1
Second TermCredits
Concentrated Area Course 33
ECONS 335 OR FIN 3253
Sequence Course43
Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ECONS 4313
ECONS 483, 495, 497, 499, or HONORS 4503
ECONS 490 [CAPS] [M]3
ENGLISH 301, 402 [M], or 403 [M] 3
Sequence Course43
Second TermCredits
Sequence Course43
400-level ECONS Elective53
Electives9

Footnotes
1MATH 201 will be waived with an ALEKS score of 80% or higher, or the completion of MATH 202 or equivalent. Alternative to MATH 201 is MATH 106, 172, or 220.
2Alternative to MATH 202 is MATH 171.
3Concentrated Area Courses: Four courses from any one of the following concentration areas: (1)Agricultural Production: ANIM SCI 101, HORT/CROP SCI 102 or ENTOM 150, CROP SCI 360, MGTOP 340; (2) Real Estate & Land Management: FIN 325, 345, 445 [M], MIS 250; (3) Food Safety & Policy: FS 110, 201, 220, 303; (4) Globalization: two semesters foreign language, ECONS 327/I BUS 470, ECONS 428, 430, SOC 415; (5) Sustainability: CROP SCI 360, ECONS 326/SOC 375, SOE 110, 285; (6) Independent Concentration - upon approval of advisor.
4Pick two sequences (4 courses): ECONS 350 + 450 [M]; or ECONS 351 + 451; or ECONS 352 + 452 [M].
5Any 400-level ECONS course not used to fulfill major requirements.

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