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Discipline Areas

Learn more about the Department's three discipline areas - Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology, and Extension Education.

Agricultural and Resource Economics provides state-of-the-art training in economics and quantitative methods as applied to the food and agricultural system, natural resources and the environment, and regional economic development.

Rural Sociology is a top ranked program that provides education, research, and outreach on issues of relevance to rural society domestically and across the globe. Our research addresses critical questions within four signature thematic areas, including: agriculture and food systems, community and international development, natural resources and environment, and rural social demography.