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Agricultural and Resource Economics

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.

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

The Agribusiness Management major and minor degree programs offer students a unique opportunity to study agribusiness by combining resources of the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Smeal College of Business.

Agribusiness Management Major

Agribusiness Management Minor

Graduate Program

The Energy, Environmental and Food Economics (EEFE) graduate program is designed to educate students as applied research economists in the fields of energy economics, environment and natural resource economics, and industrial organization in the food sector.  The EEFE graduate program offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.  (The EEFE graduate program replaces the Agricultural, Environmental, and Regional Economics (AEREC) program)

Energy, Environmental and Food Economics

Research Centers and Institutes

Center for Economic and Community Development (CECD) 

Penn State's Center for Economic and Community Development (CECD) helps create new opportunities for people living throughout Pennsylvania

Environment and Natural Resource Institute (ENRI)

Penn State's Environment and Natural Resource Institute (ENRI) seeks to improve the understanding and management of living systems, landscapes, and human-environment interactions with the objective of sustaining and enhancing ecosystem services and human well-being.

Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD)

Penn State's Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD) is one of four federally-funded regional centers coordinating rural development research in the U.S.  The NERCRD coordinates the initiatives of the rural development faculty from the 15 land-grant institutions in the Northeast region.