AEDE is housed in the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and has twenty world-class faculty members and administers highly respected Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs.  

AEDE offers two undergraduate programs of study in the areas of:

The Agribusiness and Applied Economics major integrates business and economic principles in order to solve challenges inherent to the food system, agriculture, environment and economic development. Employers actively recruit AEDE students as they know AEDE graduates are prepared for the real world since the nationally-ranked program provides a firm foundation in data analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving. 

Applied economics and business skills translate into a variety of careers from commodity merchandiser to financial analyst. There is not a set path for Agribusiness and Applied Economics students.

The Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major is a multi-disciplinary degree program that focuses on the human, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability – often referred to as people, planet and profit. This cutting-edge major provides the core knowledge and skills students need to launch a career in sustainability in the private, public or non-profit sectors. This major is offered in partnership with Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.