Food Economics and Policy Minor

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 the Agricultural Business Management (ABM) major.

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
AEC 311INTERMEDIATE APPLIED ECONOMICS I: PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS4
AEC 440THE ECONOMICS OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION IN THE FOOD SYSTEM4
AEC 466AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD MARKETING MANAGEMENT4
AGRI 411*INTRODUCTION TO FOOD SYSTEMS: LOCAL TO GLOBAL3
Select 12 additional credits 112
Total Hours27

Minor Code: 790