Aug 14, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Applied Economics - BS


College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department of Applied Economics

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  • For more information about Agricultural Economics, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 2300: Business Statistics (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ECN 1500: Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles (BAI)   3     APEC 2010: Introduction to Microeconomics (BSS)  OR ECN 2010: Introduction to Microeconomics (BSS)   3  OR 3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     CS 1400: Introduction to Computer Science--CS 1   4    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4     CS 1405: Introduction to Computer Science--CS 1 Lab   1    
USU 1330 Civilization: Creative Arts (BCA)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3   MATH 1100: Calculus Techniques (QL)  or MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)   3    
      Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) Course   3  
Total Recommended Credits: 16   Total Recommended Credits: 16  
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Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ACCT 2010: Financial Accounting Principles   3     ACCT 2020: Managerial Accounting Principles   3    
MIS 2100: Principles of Management Information Systems   3     APEC 3010: Introduction to Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (DSS)   3    
STAT 2300: Business Statistics (QL)   4     APEC 3020: Firm Finance and Records Analysis (DSS)   3    
USU 1350: Integrated Life Science (BLS)   3     Elective   6  
Elective 3        
Total Recommended Credits: 16   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 3012: Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics (DSS)   3     APEC 4010: Intermediate Microeconomics   3    
APEC 3310: Analytical Methods in Applied Economics (QI)   3     APEC 5000: International Trade and Finance   3    
ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)  or
MIS 3200: Business Communication (CI)  
3     ECN 5300: Industrial Organization-Game Theory   3    
ECN 4020 Intermediate Macroeconomics   3     Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3  
Elective   3   Elective 3  
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 5010: Firm Marketing and Price Analysis (QI)   3     APEC 5020: Strategic Firm Management (CI)   3    
APEC 5015: Firm Management, Planning, and Optimization (QI)   3     APEC 5330: Applied Econometrics (QI)   3    
APEC 5950: Applied Economics Policy Analysis   3     APEC 5560: Natural Resource and Environmental Economics   3    
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course  / Communications Intensive (CI) Course   3   Elective  
Elective 3        
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 12  
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Comments

 

The Applied Economics major emphasizes the development of quantitative skills in and a deeper understanding of economic theory. While this program provides a solid base for individuals desirous of careers in agricultural businesses, it is also an excellent preparation for graduate studies in economics, agricultural economics, natural resources, business, or law. The Applied Economics degree provides an excellent background for work in federal, state, and local government, as well as in the private sector. Graduates of this program are now working in positions involving the analysis of prices and markets, preparation of economic feasibility studies, and preparing economic forecasts.

Students must complete the General Education requirements
Students must also complete the University Studies requirements

To graduate with a major in Applied Economics, a student must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Several of the required courses listed for this major will meet general education and university studies requirements.  For more detailed information about courses and the recommended sequence for taking them, see the APEC academic advisor in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Student Services Center, Lisa Allen, lisa.allen@usu.edu, 435-797-0454.

Required Courses (75 credits)


All courses required for the Agricultural Economics Major should be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course.

Note:


The regular calculus series (MATH 1210  and MATH 1220 ) is recommended for students contemplating graduate studies in economics. MATH 1210  will fulfill the MATH 1100  requirement.