The Agricultural and Applied Economics program prepares students for careers in agriculture, rural business, international careers, and public agencies with a strong foundation in economic decision-making principles.
We are a small department with a strong commitment by staff and faculty to undergraduate education. Our faculty, staff, and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
as a whole have a reputation for thoughtful mentoring of undergraduate students. A recent survey conducted in our upper-division classes revealed that 88 percent of students ranked our professors as the top strength in our department.
Courses taught by this department prepare students for exciting career opportunities in multiple areas of industry and commerce.
Fifty percent of our students go on agricultural related jobs (from farm and ranch to related agricultural service businesses of all sorts), while 28 percent go on to non-agricultural related jobs. The remainder work in firms that do both agricultural and non-agricultural related work. Many of our students also move into graduate or professional degree programs.
Areas of Emphasis
We offer a Bachelor of Science degree program in which students select one of the follows degree options:
With any of these program options, you will be well-trained in marketing, management, economic decision-making, and communications. General University Studies requirements further provide a broad-based experience in the physical and biological sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Furthermore, a student can also pursue a minor in Environment and Natural Resources as well as minors in any of the three above options. We are proud of these degree options and of our graduates.
North Gap Lake – 30 miles from Laramie
Summer internships and international opportunities are available to students interested in enhancing their college experience beyond the ordinary. Internships can take a student to a summer position with a bank, a ranch, the University’s Y-cross Ranch, and other opportunities as they are available. For more information on College of Agriculture internships click on the following link: College of Agriculture Internships
International exchange programs are available through the University’s International Exchange and Study Abroad Program
. The Department has a long running relationship with the Superior School of Agriculture in Angers, France. Students, either with or without foreign language skills, can participate in month-long foreign study tours and farm internships. Dr. Ed Bradley in our department manages this particular program.
Some of our recent graduates are highlighted in this brochure, including comments from each regarding their college experiences and their degree option. We hope their experiences will encourage you to learn more about our program.
and Career Opportunities
The University of Wyoming is a land grant university located in a small community of just under 30,000 residents in the Rocky Mountains.
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