CFAES Give Today

Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


AEDE Majors and Minors

Picture of man standing in front of silos

AEDE Majors

Agribusiness and Applied Economics (AAE)

Discover the exciting world of Agribusiness and Applied Economics (AAE) in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. The AAE major equips students with essential business and economic principles needed to thrive in managing, marketing, and financing agribusinesses and food-related organizations, from local businesses to major international corporations.

The AAE curriculum offers students the choice of specialized pathways in agribusiness, industry, and policy analysis that delve into the heart of today's challenges in food systems, agriculture, economic development, and the environment. These paths allow students to delve deeper into their passions while developing the skills needed to pursue their careers.

Providing students with cutting-edge knowledge and real-world experiences, AAE courses are taught by both world-class faculty members and industry professionals. Our core courses in accounting, finance, marketing, data analysis, economics, and strategic management build versatile and in-demand skills for careers in small businesses, large corporations, non-profit organizations, and government.

Unleash your potential and shape the future of our food systems, environment, and communities with a major in Agribusiness and Applied Economics!



Learn about the application process >>>>>

Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS)

This multi-disciplinary and cutting-edge degree program focuses on the human, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. It provides the core knowledge and skills students need to launch a career in the private, public or non-profit sectors. Students engage in an integrated set of coursework and rigorous training in sustainability to become agents of change. They can 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 our department and the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), 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. Graduates receive a B.S. in Environment and Sustainability. Six months after graduation, 93.6% of graduates are employed or are attending graduate school. The average starting salary reported is $51,617.

Learn about the application process >>>>>

AEDE Minors

Ohio State undergraduate students who are majoring in a program other than AAE are permitted to minor in an AEDE program of study. Minors offered include the following:

To declare one of our minors, please contact your academic advisor.


Questions? We are here to help. Please email AEDE Undergraduate Services below for more information about majoring or minoring in AAE or EEDS. | 614-292-7911