Why choose the Department of Agricultural Economics? Not only do we strive for excellence in teaching, research, Extension and service, but—we’re also a family. From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll experience a supportive environment that promotes networking, professional growth, and the pursuit of greatness. Our friendly faculty and staff are committed to your success as you prepare for your career. We’ll be by your side every step of the way.
In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences we have aligned our academic advising to better support students during their time at Texas A&M University. We have assembled a diverse and knowledgeable advisor community dedicated to providing our students with high-quality academic advising services. If you are a current student and have questions about your coursework, degree program or progress toward graduation, we encourage you to reach out to one of the advisors in AGLS Advising Center 2.
Undergraduate Student Admissions
Interested students must submit their application, along with required materials through ApplyTexas or The Coalition. Students interested in applying to the Higher Education Center at McAllen should submit through The Coalition for admission consideration. A full list of program requirements can be found on each degree program page. Interested in applying? Reach out to one of our friendly and helpful undergraduate recruiting coordinators to set up an appointment. For general inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer Student Admissions
If you’re looking to transfer into one of our competitive programs from another university or community college, please refer to the following requirements and the general transfer requirements for the university to apply. In order to qualify for transfer, you must have:
- Completed at least 24 graded transferable hours with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75 (AGEC) or 3.25 (AGBU).
- Completed MATH 140 and MATH 142. Math 152/151 will also be accepted.
- Completed at least 3 of the following 5 courses: AGEC 105, ECON 202, ECON 203, ACCT 229, or ACCT 230.
Applications must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.75 (AGEC) or a 3.35 (AGBU) and a minimum 2.75 (AGEC) or 3.35 (AGBU) GPA in Priority Coursework. Priority Coursework includes: MATH 140, MATH 142, ECON 202, ECON 203, ACCT 229, ACCT 230, AGEC 105 (or their equivalents).
As a transfer applicant, you are required to complete Essay A as part of the application. Please address the following questions in your essay:
- Why do you want this degree?
- How will this degree help you meet your career goals?
- Offer an explanation of excessive (three or more) grades of D, F Q, N/G and/or Ws, if applicable.
With the cost of higher education on the rise, we continue to provide students with affordable and accessible pathways to a college degree. To help us meet our land-grant mission, we are excited to announce new transfer partnerships with Blinn College and South Texas College. After completing an approved Associate of Science degree at one of these institutions, eligible students can seamlessly transfer into our bachelor of science in agricultural economics. More information about these transfer partnerships can be found on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences website.
Change of Major
Current Texas A&M University students looking to transfer into our department must submit a change of major request form. It is essential to review the requirements before submitting a change of major request. Those requirements can be found on the Change of Major form specific to your degree. You can find application deadlines and Change of Major Forms for our College on the Texas A&M Undergraduate Studies website.
Graduate Student Admissions
Interested graduate students must submit their application, along with required materials through the Texas A&M University GraduateCAS. A full list of program requirements can be found on each degree program page. We also encourage you to reach out to the program coordinators for more information.
Master of Agribusiness Program
Master of Science and Doctoral Programs
Students who were previously enrolled in a degree-granting program at Texas A&M and did not complete their program of study can apply for readmission to the university. For more information on readmission to Texas A&M University, visit admissions.tamu.edu/apply/readmit.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Students at Texas A&M get a world-class education at a reasonable cost—and graduate with far less college-related debt than their peers at other universities. We award over $80,000 in scholarships annually to undergraduate students in the Department of Agricultural Economics and support graduate students through assistantships and fellowships, travel and research grants. This funding is made possible by donors and supporters of the department including former students, family and friends, former faculty and industry sponsors.