Friday, September 25, 2009

Master of Science in Agriculture (Ref.#052): Emphasis-Bioscience Economics

I received my master's degree in Agriculture from Western Kentucky University, with an emphasis in bioscience economics.  This program emphasized the economic, financial, environmental, and social implications of modern agricultural production using quantitative and analytical tools from statistics, economics and genetics.  My course work included statistics, econometrics,  biometry, and experimental design as well as Mendelian and population genetics with applications to plant breeding including statistical analysis of genetic association, gene expression, genetic markers, and gene-environment interaction. This was complemented by additional courses in applied economics and finance. These courses provided a firm foundation for economic and policy analysis related to genomics and life sciences.



Statistics, Genetics & Research Core

AGRI 491G DATA ANALYSIS/INTERPRET 3
AGRI 590 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN 3
AGRI 528 POPULATION GENETICS 3
AGRI 598 SEMINAR (PROJECT TITLE: AN ECONOMETRIC AND GAME THEORETIC ANALYSIS OF PRODUCER AND CONSUMER PREFERENCES TOWARD BIOTECHNOLOGY)

Agronomy and Genetics

AGRO 414G CROP IMPROVEMENT 3
AGRO 521 PASTURE MANAGEMENT 3
AGRI 475G SPECIALTY CROP PRODUCTION 3

 
Applied Economics and Management

AGEC 463G AGRICULTURAL FINANCE 3
AGEC 468G WORLD FOOD DEVELOPMENT 3
AGRI 597 IND SPEC PROB/AGRIC:ADV. TOPICS IN ECONOMETRICS   3
AGRI 597 IND SPEC PROB/AGRIC:ADV. TOPICS IN GAME THEORY       3
AGRI 597 IND SPEC PROB/AGRIC:CORN PROD & BIOFUEL ECO 3 
 
ECON 502 APPLIED MICROECON THEORY 3
BA 519 ADVANCED MANAGERIAL FINANCE 3
BA 509 ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES       3