Agricultural economics graduates apply economic and business principles for banks, farm credit institutions, feed companies, farm equipment and fertilizer manufacturers, and food processing firms. Within agricultural economics, students can choose majors such as agricultural finance, agribusiness management, farm management, food industry marketing and management, quantitative agricultural economics, and sales and marketing.
- Applied Agricultural Economics
- Commodity Marketing
- Quantitative Analysis
Points of Pride
- The Department of Agricultural Economics has been ranked No. 1 in agribusiness in the nation.
- Graduates enjoy a 97 percent job placement rate with a $39,400 average starting salary.
- Twenty percent of undergraduates have participated in an international program, including summer and semester programs in Sweden, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Austria, Australia, and England.
- Seven department faculty have won Purdue's highest undergraduate teaching award, and the director of student advising has won awards at the University and state level.