The Department of Economics at South Dakota State College is one of the larger departments in the institution. Staffed largely by young men recruited from leading colleges and universities, it is progressive and forward-looking. New courses are constantly being added in order to provide additional opportunities for study and keep abreast of the times. A friendly personal relationship exists between faculty and undergraduate as well as graduate students. Rather them cutting the field of economics into definite and separate segments, the staff cooperates in carrying on the work of the department, so that each member has the opportunity of carrying on work in a rather broad area. The department offers courses of study leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science (both in Agriculture and in Science and Applied Arts), Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy, Students may major in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Finance, or Farm Management under the Technical Agriculture curriculum, and in General Economics under the curriculum in Science and Applied Arts. In addition to teaching, the department is engaged in research in various fields of economic, as a part of the State College Agricultural Experiment Station. Close liason [sic] also maintained between the staff members and the Extension Economists. The close tie-up of teaching, research, and extension helps to keep all three phases of the work in economics up-to-date.
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Department of Economics, South Dakota State College, "Economics at South Dakota State College: Instruction-Research-Extension" (1957). Agricultural Experiment Station Agricultural Economics Pamphlets (1941-1991). 189.