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Department of Agricultural Economics

Future Student Resources

When you are trying to make a decision about a place to go to school, it is best to have your questions answered before you make the decision. This is the place to find answers to commonly allusive questions. If you find, your question isn't here, contact Cherie Hodgson at 785.532.4559 or chodgson@k-state.edu. We will help you as quickly as we can.

1. How do I apply to K-State and the Department of Agricultural Economics?
The admissions process is simple and easy to do online. You can fill out the admissions forms at http://www.k-state.edu/undergradadmit/. Or you can call the Office of Admissions at 800.432.8270 toll free 785.532.6250. When completing the admissions forms, mark that you would like to study Agricultural Economics in the "field of study" area.

2. How do I schedule a campus visit?
We think it is extremely valuable for you and your family to meet our faculty, students and staff, and to see our facilities and the campus. This will help you make a better decision about which school to attend. To schedule a campus visit, call 800.432.8270 (toll free in Kansas) or 785.532.6250 at least two weeks in advance to arrange your campus visit. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. weekdays, except when the university is closed for holidays. Campus visits take place on weekdays so that you can meet with academic advisors.

3. What will my courses be like?
View the agricultural economics and agribusiness curriculum guidelines.

4. When do I enroll for my first semester classes?
The month of June is reserved for new students to enroll in classes, see the campus and meet with advisors. To enroll in June you must make an appointment by calling 785.532.6250. Before you can make an appointment, you must already be admitted to K-State. We suggest if possible you apply one year in advance to your start of classes. This will allow you to receive as many scholarships as possible.

5. How much is tuition and housing?
For a student taking 14 hours of class work, tuition information is available on the K-State Financial Aid website at http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/finaid/. The amount you will spend on housing depends on where you live. On-campus, off-campus, scholarship houses or sororities and fraternities are the different options for you to consider.  Click here to view more information about student housing http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/living/.

6. What types of financial aid are available?
For a student in the Department of Agricultural Economics, more than $45,000 was available in scholarships last year. For more information about scholarship opportunities, visit http://www.ag.k-state.edu/future-students/scholarships.html. This is a very large sum compared with other departments and schools. We take pride in providing for our deserving students. Assistantships are available for undergraduate students as well. Outside of the department, K-State and the federal government provide substantial amounts in scholarships and loans for K-State students. For more information, visit http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/finaid/finaid.html.

7. What can I do with this major?
When you earn a degree from the Department of Agricultural Economics, employers from every industry and field will view you with respect knowing you have the knowledge and understanding of agricultural economics to make you a success. Studies of our alumni show that our graduates have among the highest rates of advancement in income and responsibility. Alumni now own and operate substantial business operations, serve as executives to Fortune 500 companies, hold elective offices at many levels, and serve society in countless ways. Our alumni are extremely loyal to our program and come to us for our graduates when they have employment needs. To learn more about what you can do, visit our career section.

8. What activities can I get involved in?
Classes are important, however what you do outside of class during your time at K-State is just as important. The Department of Agricultural Economics has several activities to add experiences that develop leadership, create friendships, and explore the field of Agricultural Economics.

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Club works with professionals in the Kansas City area to become more familiar with marketing. NAMA is involved in fundraising, mentoring programs, and national competitions. The department also sponsors the Agricultural Economics / Agribusiness Club which provides students a chance to develop professional and social skills through national competitions trips, and meetings. We also encourage our students to get involved in the organizations campus wide. For information about, visit http://www.k-state.edu/directories/orgs.html.

9. Can I study abroad?
Yes, the international opportunities that await our students are abundant. Our students have the chance to go to more than 20 locations across the globe in Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America. On every trip, whether it is an exchange for a year, a semester, a summer, or just a few weeks, our students are exposed to different cultures, languages and customs that expand their horizons and equip them for a career in our global economy. Read more in our study abroad section of the website.

10. Can I complete an internship?
Yes, we believe internships are crucial to helping students gain valuable skills for employment. We encourage every student to pursue an internship to acquire experience that will help them get a better job in our ever-changing economy. However, we don't just encourage you, we have the resources to help you find an internship and can help prepare you for interviews as well. Read more in our internship section.

Want to learn more about K-State and the College of Agriculture? Looking for more details about majors and programs? Please complete and submit the information request form.