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Undergraduate Program

AAEC offers students an engaging learning environment and the promise of exciting career opportunities post-graduation. In our classrooms, as well as numerous extracurricular opportunities, we put economic and financial theory to work to address business, financial, health, and social needs.

Within the department, students can specialize 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.

See the USDA's employment outlook for students in AAEC an related majors.
 

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
mebrock@vt.edu

Katie White
Undergraduate Advisor
309 Hutcheson Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-6846
katiewhite@vt.edu

AAEC Student Ambassadors

AAEC: By the Numbers

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