Thank you for your interest in the major(s) offered through the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. Please take a few moments and browse our website to learn about the exciting opportunities that our department has to offer.
The agribusiness degree at Texas A&M is jointly administered between the Department of Agricultural Economics and Mays Business School. Students pursuing the agribusiness degree gain an in-depth understanding of the world of agribusiness, food systems, and policy issues that relate to agriculture. Job opportunities for graduates with an agribusiness degree include, but are not limited to, management positions, sales/market analysts, commodity brokers, or banking/lending.
The agricultural economics degree at Texas A&M offers students four “options” or “emphasis areas.” A student may select from the following options: (1) Finance and Real Estate, (2) Food Marketing Systems, (3) Policy and Economic Analysis, and (4) Rural Entrepreneurship. The Finance and Real Estate Option prepares students for careers in banking/lending, real estate investment and development, as well as related careers in law and insurance. The Food Marketing Systems Option prepares students for careers in management, marketing, sales and related careers. The Policy and Economics Analysis Option was designed for students interested in public policy, government, and in pursuing graduate study and/or law school. The Rural Entrepreneurship Option provides a well-grounded basis in principles and methods for students interested in owning and/or managing their own business.
In addition to receiving a first-class “academic” education, the Department of Agricultural Economics offers great opportunities for the “other education!” The Department offers many student organizations and programs for you to get involved.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office by phone (979-845-4911) or by e-mail at AgEcoUG@ag.tamu.edu . As you can see, the future is bright, fun, and exciting in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University.
Good luck and Gig ‘em!