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New Mexico State University
Undergraduate Catalog
2012-2013

COLLEGE of AGRICULTURAL, CONSUMER and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS and AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

Professor Terry L. Crawford, interim department head

Professors Catlett, Clary, Crawford, Diemer, Falk, Fowler, Gorman, Libbin, Skaggs, Torell, Ward; Associate Professors Hawkes, Hurd, Lillywhite, Patrick; College Professor Bullock, Hansen; Adjunct Associate Professor Dewitt

(575) 646-3215

http://www.aeab.nmsu.edu

DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
MAJOR: Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:
Farm Business Management
Ranch Business Management
Marketing and Sales
Business Management
Finance
Computer Applications and Data Management
Agricultural Communications
Natural Resources Management
Agricultural Chemical Sales
Agricultural Records and Financial Controls
International Agricultural Business
International Development
Environmental Economics
Pre-Law
Quantitative Skills/Theory (MS-Prep)

MAJOR: Natural Resource Economics and Policy

MINORS: Agricultural Business Management
Natural Resouce Economics

Specific courses meeting these and the university general education requirements are included for each major. A total of 128 credits are required for graduation. At least 48 credits must be at the 300+ level. You will develop schedules for specific semesters with the help of your academic advisor.

DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
MAJOR: Agricultural Economics and Business

GENERAL AND DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

COMM 253G or 265G or AXED 201G or HON 265 3
ENGL 111G, Rhetoric and Composition 4
ENGL 203G, 211G, 218G, 311G, or 318G 3
MATH 142G, Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences I 3

Quantitative

A ST 311, Statistical Applications 3
AG E 250, Life with Microcomputers 3
AG E 450, Advanced Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture 3
MATH 120, Intermediate Algebra 3
MATH 121G, College Algebra 3
General education science with lab 8
Social/Behavior Sciences 6-9
Humanities and Fine Arts 6-9
Viewing a Wider World 6

General Business

ACCT 251, Management Accounting 3
ACCT 252, Financial Accounting 3
BLAW 316, Legal Environment of Business 3
FIN 341, Financial Analysis and Markets 3
MKTG 300+ course 3
MGT 300+ (Select from MGT 309, 315V, 332, or 361) 3

Economic Theory

AG E 340, Agricultural Prices 3
ECON 251G, Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 252G, Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 300+ course 3

Applied Economics/Business

AG E 100, Introductory Agricultural Economics and Business 3
AG E 111, Freshman Orientation 1
AG E 236, Agribusiness Management Principles 3
AG E 305/MKTG 305, Marketing Agricultural Products 3
AG E 337V/ECON 337V, Natural Resource Economics or AG E 384V/ECON 384V, Water Resource Economics 3
AG E 400, Seminar 1
AG E 425, Agribusiness Financial Management 3
AG E 445V, Agricultural Policy 3
AG E 385, Applied Production Economics 3
AG E 499, Senior Thesis or AG E 456, Agribusiness Management 3

In addition to the department and general requirements listed above, you may also select from one of the fifteen available areas of concentration. The specific class requirements for each option are on file in the department and are available either through general advising and/or by request.

MAJOR: Natural Resource Economics and Policy

GENERAL AND DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

A ST 311, Statistical Applications 3
AG E 250, Life with Microcomputers 3
COMM 253G or 265G or AXED 201G 3
ENGL 111G, Rhetoric and Composition 4
ENGL 203G, 211G, 218G, 311G, or 318G 3
MATH 120, Intermediate Algebra 3
MATH 121G, College Algebra 3
MATH 142G, Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences I 3
General education science with lab 8
Social/Behavior Sciences 6-9
Humanities and Fine Arts 6-9
Viewing a Wider World 6

Applied Economics Core

AGHE 111, Freshman Orientation.. 1
AGHE 121, Financial Fitness 1
AG E 385, Applied Production Economics 3
AG E 337V/ECON 337V, Natural Resource Economics 3
AG E 384V/ECON 384V, Water Resource Economics 3
AG E 400, Senior Seminar 1
AG E 475, Water Resource Management & Policy 3
AG E 450, Advanced Microcomputer Applications 3
ECON 251G, Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 252G, Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 371, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3
ECON 372, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3

Science, Policy and Ethics

AG E 445V, Agricultural Policy 3
BIOL 301, Principles of Ecology 3
FWCE 110, Intro to Natural Resources Management 3
FWCE 255, Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management 3
GEOG 381, Cartography and Geographic Information Systems 3
GOVT 324, Environmental Policy 3
PHIL 322, Environmental Ethics 3
PLAN 275, Environmental/ Water Management 3
RGSC 294, Rangeland Resource Management 3