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Undergraduate Program


eNewsletter - Spring 2013

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The Food and Resource Economics Department offers undergraduates many choices in their undergraduate education and experiences. Students choose between specializations in Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management and International Food and Resource Economics for a plan that suits their career goals. The B.S. in FRE is beneficial in preparing students for careers in industry, graduate and/or law school programs.

Our advisors are available to answer your questions, offer study tips, provide guidance on course selection, and keep you informed on available internships and employment opportunities. High school juniors and seniors, change of majors, and students interested in transferring from other universities and/or community colleges are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible for answers to questions regarding admissions, applicable coursework, and deadlines, among other issues.

This web site is designed for use by current and prospective undergraduates in the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida. It is designed to answer many of the questions you might have as you progress toward your Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in FRE and to explain many of the methods and procedures used by the Department and University.

While this web site attempts to summarize the more important information from all sources, YOU are ultimately responsible for knowing and following all University rules and regulations pertaining to your academic program and progress. Therefore, you should also read the University of Florida Undergraduate Catalog.

The Student Learning Outcomes are accessed in a variety of ways. For example, in a capstone course students give an oral presentation interpreting economics market data based on firm management decisions. Grades are assigned by a team of professors that observe the presentation based on criteria available to students prior to presentation. As a second example, students prepare a written international market analysis. A grade is based on criteria developed by a group of professors and available to students prior to report preparation.