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Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (208) 885-6264
Fax: (208) 885-5759

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Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2334
Moscow, ID 83844-2334


Undergraduate Programs

Agricultural economics is an applied branch of economics that deals with economic problems in agriculture, the food industry, rural communities, and natural resources. The agricultural economics undergraduate programs prepare students to address problems faced by farmers and ranchers, agricultural marketing firms (including food marketing), agricultural input suppliers, agricultural finance firms, natural resource managers (including environmental organizations and government agencies), and rural communities. The department offers the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics with majors in agribusiness and agricultural economics. Minors are also offered in Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics.
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Graduate Program

The department offers a M.S. degree in Applied Economics. The graduate program, offered cooperatively with Washington State University just 7 miles away in Pullman, WA, has been designed to help you develop the analytical and decision making skills needed for management, production, marketing, and policy making careers in agriculture or natural resources, or to be your start in the pursuit of a Ph.D. degree. 
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