Degree Programs in Agricultural & Applied Economics
The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that are designed to prepare students for many dynamic career opportunities.
The Undergraduate Degree Program includes:
- Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness
- Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics
- Dual Degrees - Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics and Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business
The Graduate Degree Program includes:
- Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics
- Master of Agribusiness
- Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural and Applied Economics
The department participates in the interdepartmental program leading to the Master of Agriculture degree from the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources. The Master of Agriculture degree may be completed on campus or at a distance through the Masters of Agriculture @ a Distance Program.
The department also cooperates with the College of Business Administration in a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in agricultural business management. This M.B.A. program is administered by the College of Business Administration.
Texas Tech is one of the few universities in the
nation with both an Agricultural and Applied Economics
Department and a School of Law. A joint M.S./J.D.
degree program is available to qualified students.
Agricultural and applied economics applies economic methods to contemporary problems in production, distribution, and consumption of commodities and resources. This field is concerned with decision making in the public sector and in firms that provide materials and services, credit, processing, marketing and distribution of products, as well as analysis of economic behavior in the food and fiber industries, including the effects of government policies.
The major objective of the department is to teach students to think analytically and base decisions on economic principles. Students develop skills in economics, mathematics, statistics, and communication. Training in policy, price analysis, and marketing is also provided. The department prepares graduates to manage business and financial firms, farms, ranches, and related organizations and direct land and property development and real estate activities.