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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics



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Our department is home to more than 380 undergraduate students within The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). We offer cutting-edge curriculums designed to set students up for success in their careers, while also providing opportunities to enhance learning outside of the classroom. We take pride in providing a student-centered experience through a team of faculty and lecturers dedicated to teaching and mentorship. Please review an overview of what we offer students below and explore our website for more in-depth information about each topic.


We offer two undergraduate majors - Agribusiness and Applied Economics (AAE) and Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS), the latter of which is offered in partnership with the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Those with an interest in majoring in AAE or EEDS will indicate their preference on their application to Ohio State.

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We also offer the below minors for students who are not majoring in AAE, but are still looking to enhance their skillset in agribusiness and economics:

  • Agribusiness
  • Environmental Economics
  • Farm Management
  • International Economic Development

We offer the below minor to students who are not majoring in EEDS, but are still looking to enhance their skillset by taking part in a cutting-edge interdisciplinary program that explores the human, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

  • Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability

Advising and mentorship

Students majoring within our department benefit from having dedicated academic advisors at the departmental level. All of our major students are also connected with a dedicated faculty member who can provide guidance and mentorship. This allows students to connect with experts who understand their path of study in-depth and can connect them with opportunities and resources that will set them up for success at Ohio State and beyond.

Questions? We are here to help. Please email AEDE Undergraduate Services below for more information about majoring in AAE or EEDS.

AEDE Undergraduate Services  | 614-292-7911

Ohio State Undergraduate Admissions | 614-292-3980