5-Year BS/MS Program Description

This 5-Year BS/MS program allows students to earn both a bachelor's degree in any of the majors at Rutgers University and a master's degree in Food and Business Economics in five years rather than the usual six years (4+2=6).  Students must apply while they are in their junior year (see To Apply below). Students who are not Environmental and Business Economics (EBE) majors but interested in the program would also be able to take advantage of this proposed program provided they have the required preparation in economics (see Typical Program of Study).

This new program recognizes that both bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered by DAFRE follow rigorous curricula and reside within one of the most prestigious professional schools at Rutgers University - the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS). Many SEBS undergraduates, particularly those who major in EBE, seek careers in the region’s financial, pharmaceutical, and food industries as well as careers with marketing and consulting firms. These students have an opportunity to attain a MS degree where they will obtain high levels of quantitative and analytical skills in the economics of biotech/pharmaceutical sectors, production and marketing of agricultural and food products, land/environmental policy and management, and international development.

The proposed 3-1-1 program also provides an excellent alternative to the typically more expensive M.B.A. program.  In addition, this program will equally prepare those who seek to pursue doctoral programs in the fields of agricultural and resource economics, economics, agribusiness, and public policy.

  1. Rutgers
  2. New Brunswick
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (DAFRE)