48 months
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
376 USD/credit 11280 USD/year
259 USD/credit 7770 USD/year
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The Economics - Agricultural Economics specialization at South Dakota State University combines core economics classes with in-depth analysis of local, national and global agricultural, food & environmental issues. 

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Coursework focuses on topics relating to agricultural research, government policy, international trade and development, environmental research and analysis. Graduates tend to work as an extension specialist, commodity broker, ag statistician, or go into graduate studies.

This  Economics - Agricultural Economics  specialization at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy math and working with numbers
  • Involved in 4-H, FFA or other agriculture-related activities
  • Interested in agriculture and environmental policy analysis
  • Enjoy research and theory
  • Interested in graduate or law school

Career Opportunities

  • Agricultural Research
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Commodity Trader
  • Graduate Study
  • Policy/International Trade

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Global Food Systems
  • Agricultural Marketing and Prices
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Agricultural Marketing and Prices 
  • Agricultural Policy 
  • Macroeconomic Policy 
  • Public Finance 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

  • Academic Records
  • English Language Proficiency
  • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    11280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 259 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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