The Food Economics and Policy minor offers students an opportunity to expand their understanding of the economic and political foundations of contemporary agricultural and food systems. This minor emphasizes the complexity and inter-connectedness of consumer demand and the food system’s ability to supply agricultural and food products that meet this demand.
The Food Economics and Policy minor is available to all OSU students except for those who are pursuing either the Agricultural Business Management (ABM) major or Agricultural and Food Business Management (AFBM) major (98545 pending approval).
Each minor in the Applied Economics Department is created to provide students within and outside the discipline the opportunity to study a secondary area. Each minor requires 27 credits of course work in addition to the student's major. At least 12 of the 27 credits must be upper division. No credits counted toward the minor can be courses also counted toward the student's major.
Required Courses (15 credits)
AEC 311. Intermediate Applied Economics I: Producers and Consumers (4)
AEC 440. The Economics of Business Organization in the Food System (4)
AEC 466. Agricultural and Food Marketing Management (4)
AGRI 411. *Introduction to Food Systems: Local to Global (3)
Students will work with the academic advisor in the Department of Applied Economics to select additional courses for a total of 27 credits.
* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)