Agribusiness and Applied Economics

Agribusiness and Applied Economics majors are prepared for careers in a variety of sectors, including farm management, environments, and companies such as Kraft, John Deere, Merrill Lynch, and Huntington.

92% of AEDE graduates are employed or are attending graduate school within six months of graduation. Additionally, the average undergraduate starting salary for Agribusiness and Applied Economics majors is $45,000. This ranks the major as having one of the highest starting salaries in the college.

Click on the Agribusiness and Applied Economics Course Diagram to view recent prerequisite curriculum updates which make the major more applied in nature.  Students take 36 to 43 semester credit hours of required and elective courses. A minor study area outside of the major is required. More than 180 minors are available from across the University. The minor consists of an additional 12-15 credit hours.  

An internship experience, worth 2 credit hours is required. An Honors Program is available for students who want a more individual curriculum or a research orientation to explore the possibility of graduate studies.

Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS)

The Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) major launched in the Fall of 2012 and has had great success, enrolling record numbers of students.  

EEDS is a a multi-disciplinary degree program that focuses on the human, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability.

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. EEDS is unique in the fact that it is one of the first sustainability academic programs in the country to offer a business component.

The goal of the EEDS major is to provide students with rigorous coursework and training in sustainability to prepare them for the career path they choose. EEDS gives students that have a passion and a purpose the tools they seek to become agents of change.

All EEDS students take an integrated set of coursework in environmental economics, business management, environmental sociology, community and international development, ecological engineering and environmental sciences. Students build on this foundation by choosing to specialize in one of four areas: Sustainability and Business, Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis, Community Development or International Development.

Since EEDS is a joint major between the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) and AEDE, students enrolled in the program take classes with faculty working in both areas.

Additionally students can take classes from a wealth of exceptional faculty in partner programs associated with the EEDS major, including the Fisher College of Business; Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering; City and Regional Planning; International Studies; Center for Resilience; John Glenn School of Public Affairs; and the President’s and Provost’s Council on Sustainability.