Agricultural Economics

At a glance

Program Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Duration 4 Years
College College of Management and Economics
Department Department of Economics
Campus Visayas State University Main Campus
Majors Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Economics

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Prof. Ernesto Bulayog

About the Program

The BSA major in Agricultural Economics (BSA-AgEc) is handled by the Department of Economics (DOE), which is under the College of Management and Economics (CME). The college caters to the largest number of university students in VSU. The DOE produces highly competent graduates, well versed in the theory and practice of economics.It is home to accomplished faculty that is active in the university’s research and extension activities.

In 1975 when VSU was then the Visayas State College of Agriculture (ViSCA), the DOE was then the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (DAEA). In 2001 when VISCA was transformed to LSU (Leyte State University), the two components of DAEA separated, creating the current Department of Economics (DOE) and the Department of Business and Management (DBM). When the College of Management and Economics (CME) was established in 2010, the DOE was moved from the College of Agriculture to CME.


Program highlights

The Department of Economics (DOE) offers the following courses:

  • BS Economics:
    • major in Environmental and Development Economics
    • major in Business Economics
  • BS Agriculturemajor in Agricultural Economics
  • MS in Agricultural Economics
  • Master of Agricultural Development major in Agricultural Economics

The curriculumfor the BSA AgEc includes:

  • 1st and 2nd year in college - Basic courses in agriculture
  • 3rd and 4th year:
BSA - Third Year
First Semester Second Semester
Math 101 - Elementary Calculus AgEc 21& - Farm Management
Stat 113 - Intro to Mathematical Statistics AgEc 113 - Microeconomics
AgEc 144 - Marketing Agricultural Products AgEc 114 - Macroeconomics
AgEc 197 - Methods of Agricultural Research AgEc 199b - Seminar B
AgEc 199a - Seminar A AgEc 200 - Undergraduate Thesis
BSA - Fourth Year
First Semester Second Semester
AgEc 115 - Econometrics OJT - On-the-Job Training
AgEc 151 - Benefit-Cost Analysis AgEc 200 - Undergraduate Thesis
  • School at Work
  • Agricultural Economics Reunion
  • VSU Agricultural Economics Department

Career Opportunities

Graduates in agricultural economics can work in banks and microfinance institutions, government agencies and non-government organizations, colleges and universities, and local government units as:

  1. Economics Instructor/professor
  2. Researcher
  3. Research Analyst– Economic data
  4. Agriculture Development Officer
  5. Agriculture Economist
  6. Agricultural Appraiser
  7. Agricultural Marketing Specialist.
  8. Agricultural Loan Officer.
  9. Agricultural Consultant.
  10. Economic Development Specialist
  11. Environmental Economist
  12. Financial Analyst
  13. Public Policy Analyst
  14. Supply Chain Manager
  15. Economists in banks and government agencies

Notable Alumni

The following are BSA AgEc graduates in their notable work

Mr. Larry U. Sultan
Class of 1983

Regional Technical Director for Operations and Extension
Department of Agriculture, Region 8

Michael B. Nuñez
Class of 1980

Provincial Director
Department of Trade and Industry
Southern Leyte

Michael B. Nuñez
Class of 1980

Provincial Director
Department of Trade and Industry
Southern Leyte

Mr. Linnito Pascual
Class of 1999

Supervising Economic Development Specialist
National Economic and Development Authority, Region-8

Maria Elena Acilo Mendoza
Class of 1981

City Agriculturist
Ormoc City, Leyte

Ms. Vangie Geraldo
Class 1982

Bank Officer
Development Bank of the Philippines

Judith B. Madarcos
Class of 1978

Dean, College of Business and Management
Western Philippine University

Dr. Allen Glennie Lambert, PhD
Class of 2000

Executive Secretary, Visayas State University (VSU)

Dr. Ma. Salome Bulayog, PhD
Class of 1980

Professor and Former Head, Department of Economics, VSU

Dr. Pedro T. Armenia, PhD
Class of 1978

Professor and Former Head, Department of Economics, VSU


Department of Economics
College of Management and Economics
Visayas State University
Visca, Baybay City, Leyte
Philippines 6521
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 565-0600 local 1024
FB: BSA - Agricultural Economics

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