Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Vegetable on a table at a farmer's marketAs part of the world’s largest industry, our work is about the economic and social impact of agriculture on local, regional, national and global scales. Our students, faculty and alumni work every day to build stronger communities and economies through business, law, public policy, trade, finance and in many other ways.

We offer BS, MS, and MAg degrees in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, the MS in Rural Sociology, and the MBAA (Agribusiness) and MBAN (Natural Resources Management) degrees in conjunction with College of Business. We also offer the PhD in conjunction with the Department of Economics and the School of Forestry. At present, we have about 140 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students.

Our mission is to seek and transmit socio-economic knowledge to the citizens of Alabama and the world. We achieve this through our teaching, research and extension programs that work in conjunction with other departments in the College of Agriculture, industry and beyond.