Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics


Ag Econ majors have the second-highest employment rate among ALL U.S. college majors.

Are you interested in playing a role in the US agri-food system? Your future could involve management, marketing, logistics, finance, or policy.

Do you have an interest in the wise management of our land, water, and other natural resources? Your future could include working for an organization dedicated to solving environmental problems.

Find your future through our undergraduate majors, concentrations and minors, or our graduate programs, all focused on preparing you for a successful future.




“I always knew that I wanted a job that dealt with
international markets. Through the AREC department, I
was able to take classes that focused on international
trade and policies, while also benefiting from real-life
experiences through study-abroad trips to Guatemala
and Europe. I will be forever grateful for all the AREC
faculty and staff that poured their time into my education
and made me the professional I am today.”

Christina Greer (BS, MS Agricultural & Resource Economics, ’20, ‘22)
International Marketing Business Consultant
Tennessee Department of Agriculture



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