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2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Business, B.S.

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics offers three options within the agricultural business bachelor of science degree program. They are agribusiness management, farm and ranch management, and livestock business management. All three options focus on the development of critical thinking, research, and communication skills for students interested in

  1. agricultural operations,
  2. small rural businesses
  3. community economics,
  4. financial institutions,
  5. agricultural and natural resources development, and
  6. other pursuits where applied economic tools will be useful.

The agricultural business curriculum is designed to enable our students to:

  1. communicate effectively economic, agricultural, business decision-making and natural resource concepts,
  2. fit into a business, agency, or academic environment and use economic concepts to quantify and analyze relevant issues, and
  3. be familiar with issues related to agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.


A brief description of minimum course requirements for each of the four options in agricultural business is given below. In addition, professional advisers will work with students to tailor a curriculum to individual interests and goals.

Environment and Natural Resources

Students interested in natural resource or environmental issues or careers may complete any of the four options within agricultural business offered by the department with an environment and natural resource emphasis. Inquiries about environment and natural resource concentrations in agricultural business should be directed to the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.