Texas Tech University

Agricultural and Applied Economics Degree with Minor in Agronomy

This degree program prepares students for careers in managing agricultural firms supplying inputs or marketing agricultural products. Majors in this degree program can obtain a minor in Agronomy.

The Agronomy minor provides basic science training that is used in courses in genetics, crop production, plant breeding, and soil science.

By combining a minor in Agronomy with an Agricultural and Applied Economics degree, the student develops a well-rounded understanding of animal or plant agriculture and the economic/business factors that impact agricultural (and other) businesses.

Potential career opportunities - Chemical and fertilizer sales, seed sales and management, equipment sales, elevator or gin management, commodity trading and farm management.

Course Requirements
PSS 1321 Agronomic Plant Science
PSS 2342 Principles and Practices in Soils*

*CHEM 1305/1105 are prerequisites that must be taken as Natural Laboratory Science credit hours. The above coursework plus 11 additional hours of electives. A list of approved electives is available from the Dean's office.

Additional Information


Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

  • Address

    Texas Tech University, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Phone

    806.742.2821