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Undergraduate Program

What can you become with a degree from AAEC? 

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics puts economic and financial theory to work to address business, financial, health, and social needs, offering students specialized fields of study in:

  • Agribusiness Management 
  • Veterinary Business Management (our pre-vet option)
  • Community Economic Development
  • Environmental Economics: Management and Policy
  • International Trade and Development
  • Food and Health Systems Economics

Our academic programs provide the educational background to pursue a wide variety of careers, including (but not limited to) agribusiness manager, agricultural lender, commodity trader, policy analyst, entrepreneur, economic development specialist, or economic analyst. Many of our students also go on to pursue advanced or professional degrees. Students work closely with faculty and are afforded the opportunity to customize their academic plans to their personal and professional goals.

Learn more about our programs and student opportunities inside and outside the classroom:

Undergraduate Program Contacts

Mike Ellerbrock
Undergraduate Program Director
218 Hutcheson Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Katie White
Undergraduate Advisor
309 Hutcheson Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

AAEC Student Ambassadors

AAEC: By the Numbers

  • Number of faculty: 29
  • Undergraduate students: 280
  • Graduate students: 39