Students enrolled in the Policy and Economic Analysis Option gain an understanding of what being involved in research, the legal profession, and the government entails. With the aid of faculty and staff advisors, students in the Policy and Economic Analysis option design their plan of study reflecting their particular future goals.
The option allows students to do this through the incorporation of higher-level electives outside the department so as to customize the program according to those goals. Students interested in graduate education may focus on developing a strong background in quantitative analysis, economic theory, and applied economics. Those interested in entering law school may focus on courses in law, political science, and technical writing. Furthermore, those students interested in careers in government and policy may focus on courses in policy, political science, and management.
- Degree: B.S. Agricultural Economics
- Credit Hours: 120 total credit hours
Participate in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Internship Program
The Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy (ANRP) Internship Program is one of the premiere leadership opportunities in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. Through this program, students complete exciting, policy-focused internships in Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas and Rome, Italy for a semester while earning academic credit. These internships are offered every summer, fall and spring semester. The program falls under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.
Students pursuing the Policy and Economic Analysis have a variety of opportunities available to them upon graduation. This option provides opportunities for students interested in pursuing graduate or law degrees, as well as careers in local, state, and federal government and policy. Students gain an in-depth understanding of issues and learn to perform economic analyses and examine government policies.
|Lobbyist||Ensure government officials hear the voice and position of companies, organizations, industries or even communities. Assist in influencing policy development and look out for the interests of the agricultural organizations and individuals they represent.||$49,000|
|Agricultural Economist||Analyze the economic activity within the agricultural industry. Identify patterns and trends in economic activity to increase the efficiency of agricultural systems, and help clients make well-informed business decisions.||$56,000|
|Legislative Assistant||Work within an elected official’s office or on congressional committees, often supporting a member of congress. Meet with constituents, assist with developing agricultural policy and legislation and offer guidance to the congressional member they represent.||$41,000|