Ohio State undergraduate students who are majoring in a program outside of the Agribusiness and Applied Economics major are permited to minor in an AEDE program of study. In order to achieve a minor, students must take 12-15 credit hours of coursework. Minors offered by AEDE include the following:
The Agribusiness minor provides an understanding of business concepts important for effective agribusiness decision-making and an understanding of the role of economic constraints in the efficient operation of an agribusiness firm. Emphasis is placed on applying concepts and skills to the food system. Firms included in the food system are chemical companies, bio-engineering firms, farms, agricultural cooperatives, international commodity trading firms, and international food distribution and retailing companies. See the minor curriculum sheet and learn more about course options.
Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) Minor
The EEDS minor offers students a multi-disciplinary program that focuses on the human, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability – often referred to as people, planet and profit. Through enrollment in the EEDS minor, students learn sustainability concepts to complement their work in their major program of study. EEDS is a joint program between Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) and AEDE. Students enrolled in the minor take classes with faculty working in both areas. See the minor curriculum sheet and learn more about course options.
Environmental Economics Minor
The Environmental Economics minor provides students with an understanding of the application of economic principles to contemporary natural resource and environmental processes, problems, and policies. Relevant complementary principles in ecology, hydrology and thermodynamics are also emphasized. Students acquire a solid foundation in the theories and methods of natural resource economics and benefit-cost analysis for addressing issues such as soil and water conservation, pollution control policy, land use, environmental benefit estimation, and management of natural systems. See the minor curriculum sheet and learn more about course options.
Farm Management Minor
The Farm Management minor provides students with an understanding of business management concepts important for effective farm-level decision-making and an opportunity to develop an array of skills needed to manage production, finance, marketing, and human resources. See the minor curriculum sheet and learn more about course options.
International Economic Development Minor
The International Economic Development minor provides students with an understanding of socio-economic development problems, processes and policies, primarily in developing countries. Students acquire international awareness and the skills necessary to understand the inter-relationships between population, food systems, the environment, culture, and global relationships involving trade, capital and commodity markets. See the minor curriculum sheet and learn more about course options.