The Agricultural & Resource Economics (AREC) minor is for students pursuing a PhD at the University of Arizona. The minor requires 4 courses of 12 graduate level units, with 2 courses being core courses and two courses being specialty courses. Interested students should submit their request for this minor at https://economics.arizona.edu/graduate/minor Once approved, the student may add this PhD minor to their plan of study in UAccess GradPath.
To view curriculum requirements please visit https://economics.arizona.edu/graduate/minor or download the Handbook PDF from the below link.
Scroll to the bottom of the above linked page to submit the minor application form.
Agricultural & Resource Economics
The Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (AREC) offers a program leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in Agricultural & Resource Economics. Applicants may choose one of two plans to follow within this Master's degree: Applied Econometrics & Data Analytics, and Applied Economics & Policy Analysis. A broad spectrum of agricultural economics subject matter is presented, with emphasis in natural resources, international business, and agribusiness. The Master's program provides training in the theory and methods of applied agricultural and resource economics. Graduating students are qualified for positions in the private sector with agribusiness, financial, farm management, and consulting firms, and in state and federal government agencies. Some students choose to follow the master's degree with enrollment in a Ph.D. program, either at the University of Arizona or elsewhere. Many AREC graduates have excelled in premier doctoral programs throughout the United States. We also offer an Agricultural & Resource Economics minor for PhD seeking students. We have a strong and consistent history of Peace Corps Fellows in our Master's program and we proudly invite all Returning Peace Corps Volunteers to apply for this graduate program. Interested in a Peace Corps Fellowship? See https://grad.arizona.edu/peacecorps/welcome for more information.
See the Department sponsored interactive Returning Peace Corps Volunteer Mapping Project to view our program's connections with Peace Corps Volunteers: https://economics.arizona.edu/graduate-programs/peace-corps-alumni
See past placements of our alums going into industry careers and PhD programs https://economics.arizona.edu/graduate/past-placements
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Students that have been admited to a University of Arizona PhD program may request to add the Agricultural & Resource Economics (AREC) minor to their plan of study. To request this minor please complete the online application at https://economics.arizona.edu/graduate/minor. Once approved, the student may add the minor to their plan of study in UAccess GradPath and include our DIrector of Graduate Studies as one of your dissertation committee members. 3.0 GPA is the minimum GPA required in all AREC PhD minor coursework.
Two of the following courses are required:
AREC 504* Production Economics (Fall) 3 units
AREC 513* Consumption Economics and Price Analysis (Spring) 3 units
AREC/ECON 548 Into to Statistical Methods in Economics (Fall) 4 units
AREC/ECON 549 Applied Econometric Analysis (Spring) 3 units
* One of the two required core courses must be from AREC 504 or AREC 513.
6 units are required for this minor and must come from the list of courses below, if a course is taken as a core course, it cannot be used as an elective course, 12 total unique units are required for this minor:
AREC 512 Economic Policy in Developing Countries 3 units
AREC 516 Agricultural Development 3 units
AREC 550 Financial Management for Agribusiness 3 units
AREC 559 Advanced Applied Econometrics 4 units
AREC 575 Economic Evaluation of Water and Environmental Policy 3 units
AREC 579 Natural Resource Law and Economics 3 units
AREC 577 Advanced Topics in the Economics of Environmental Regulation 3 units
AREC 580 Mathematics for Economists 2 units
AREC 504 Production Economics 3 units
AREC 513 Consumption Economics and Price Analysis 3 units
AREC/ECON 548 Introduction to Statistical Methods in Economics 4 units
AREC/ECON 549 Applied Econometric Analysis 3 units
Those seeking this minor must have it approved prior to starting coursework for the minor.
Submit your AREC minor request from our online form at economics.arizona.edu/graduate/minor
Scroll to the bottom of the above linked page to submit the application form.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.