Agricultural and Applied Economics

Available at: Athens

Agricultural and Applied Economics applies economic principles to food and fiber production, natural resource management, community and regional economic development, environmental policy, and international trade. This program provides a strong theoretical background for those entering graduate schools in agricultural economics, economics, and professional schools in law and business administration

Program Overview


View the required Agricultural and Applied Economics courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.


To prepare for courses to earn an Agricultural and Applied Economics degree we recommend you:

  • Take available AP macro and/or microeconomics courses prior to attending UGA
  • Take a pre-calculus course
  • Engage in student economics projects
  • Participate in any school or community economics related clubs and organizations
  • Volunteer and/or work for organizations or companies with opportunities to observe business management practices (banks, cooperatives, trade organizations, etc.)

Hands-On Learning

  • Labs
  • Operations  and economic research
  • Public program analysis
  • Service Learning Community projects
  • Student Marketing Team
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Participate in student clubs and organizations
  • Internship opportunities with private companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
  • Study abroad opportunities

Learn more

Visit the department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Prospective Student Contact

Jeffrey D. Mullen
Jeffrey D. Mullen Associate Professor & Undergrad Coordinator
Agricultural & Applied Economics Animal Waste Awareness in Research and Extension

Current Student Contact

Whitney Jones
Whitney Jones Academic Advisor
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs Agricultural & Applied Economics

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Agricultural and Applied Economics*

Agricultural and Applied Economics major outcomes for 2019: 58% employed full time, 8% in internships, 25% attending graduate school

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The charts above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. Read more detailed Career Outcomes information for Agricultural and Applied Economics.


What jobs can I get with an Agricultural and Applied Economics degree?

Career Potential

  • Account Coordinator
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Corporate Consultant
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Investment Analyst
  • Legislative Correspondent/Assistant
  • Sales Representative
  • Law School

Graduate Program Potential

  • Agribusiness, MAB
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics, MS
  • Economics, MA
  • Finance, MA
  • Law, JD
  • Master of Business Administration, MBA

Median Entry-Level Salary



How do I pay for college?


Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

CAES Scholarships


Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.