Applications for admission to the Department of Agricultural Economics are evaluated by the Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Student Affairs and academic advisors. Students are notified of their offer of admission or denial into the Department of Agricultural Economics by the TAMU Office of Admissions. http://admissions.tamu.edu/Home
For specific information regarding the University’s minimum admissions criteria, refer to the Transfer Admissions portion of the current TAMU catalog at http://www.tamu.edu/admissions/catalogs/.
Agribusiness & Agricultural Economics Requirements In Addition to the University and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Minimum Requirements to be considered:
- Have completed at least 24 graded transferable hours with a cumulative GPR of at least a 2.75.
- Have successfully completed both MATH 141 and MATH 142 (We will accept MATH 151 and MATH 152.)
- Have successfully completed at least six (6) hours from the following list of courses: AGEC 105(not a Table I course); ACCT 229; ACCT 230; ECON 202; ECON 203. Preference will be given to students who have completed more than the minimum required courses from this list.
- Have a GPR of 2.75 on all Table I Track E courses attempted.
- Excessive grades of Ds, Fs, Qs, NG’s and/or W’s (more than four total) should be addressed in your essay. Why did those grades occur? What have you done to correct your poor grade performance?
In the area given to respond to Essay Prompt A of the ApplyTexas application, you must include the following: 1. Why do you want an Agribusiness/Agricultural Economics degree? 2. How will an Agribusiness/Agricultural Economics degree help you meet your career goals? Writing about hardships endured, or being inspired to be an Aggie after attending football games as a child, etc., are not acceptable.
TABLE I, TRACK E COURSES
|Texas A&M Course Number||State of Texas Common Course Number|
|ENGL 104||ENGL 1301|
|COMM 203 (see notes below)||SPCH 1315|
|MATH 141||MATH 1324|
|MATH 142||MATH 1325|
|ACCT 229||ACCT 2301 or 2401|
|ACCT 230||ACCT 2302 or 2402|
|ECON 202||ECON 2302|
|ECON 203||ECON 2301|
|MGMT 211 (see note below)||BUSI 2371|
- MGMT 211 is NOT required for Agricultural Economics majors.
- The Transfer Admissions portion of the catalog states, “Some colleges consider second choice majors.” The Department of Agricultural Economics will ONLY consider second choice majors when the first choice major was in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This means a student’s application will not be reviewed if the student’s first choice is in Liberal Arts, Mays Business School, etc.
- The College Specific Information regarding the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (page 50) lists additional criteria used in evaluating an application to the Department of Agricultural Economics.
- Students admitted into the Department of Agricultural Economics are required to enroll in AGEC 105 their first semester at TAMU if credit for the course has not already been received.
- Students admitted to the Department of Agricultural Economics are required to take courses that apply to the degree in which they were admitted.
- All courses, in which a student is enrolled, that do not apply to their degree will be dropped. (Student Rule 1.5.1)