The globalization of agriculture, new technologies, nutritional and environmental resources, and U.S. and foreign policies are creating the need for industries to hire graduates with strong backgrounds in applied economics, business principles, and leadership. Our undergraduate degrees prepare students to pursue professional careers in the public and private sectors to meet these needs in the dynamic economy. We take pride in the nurturing and supportive environment that promotes students’ networking, professional growth and the pursuit of excellence.
Participate in the undergraduate honors program
The Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University offers an enhanced learning experience to qualified students majoring in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. Participation in the AGEC Honors Program enriches a student’s college experience by offering scholastically-challenging curriculum and stimulating an interest in research.
Pursue diverse minor or certificate options
- Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Minor
- Agricultural Economics Minor
- AgriFood Sales Minor
- Certificate in International Trade and Agriculture
Gain real-world experience through specialized programs
Our department is home to renowned programs like the Weston AgriFood Sales Program and the Dianne and M. Edward Rister ‘74 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program, where students participate in hands-on learning and skill-based training in industry best practices and connect with leading experts to start building their professional network.
Study Agricultural Economics in McAllen
We offer an undergraduate degree in agricultural economics at the the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen, where students in South Texas get the best of both worlds. Students in McAllen benefit from being a part of the larger Texas A&M University family, but can attend classes closer to home with a small college feel. Learn more about pursuing an undergraduate degree in agricultural economics at the Higher Education Center at McAllen.
Agribusiness major Memo Salinas ’22 talks about journey to becoming a student leader.
What started out as a childhood dream, quickly turned to reality. Senior agribusiness major Memo Salinas is a member of the Corps of Cadets and now serves as Texas A&M University’s first Hispanic Yell Leader.