Beverly Hills billionaires give UC Davis $50 million to build agricultural research hub
The UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics Department was established at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Health on June 6, and will eventually comprise six schools and five medical centers.
The new campus is home to an ambitious new agricultural and resource economics graduate program, which will be the first established by the university system in the western United States.
Its five medical schools will also join the agricultural program:
California State University, Dominguez Hills, will be the home of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, which will offer an undergraduate and doctorate programs.
California State University Sacramento, located in Sacramento, will be the home of the doctoral program in agricultural and resource economics.
The new doctoral program will be a multi-school joint venture between the UC Davis Graduate School of Business and the Graduate School of Applied Science and Technology.
California Polytechnic State University, which will become home to the school of agriculture, will be the home of a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in agricultural and resource economics.
Sonoma State University, which will become home to the school of applied science and technology, will be the home of the bachelor’s degree in agricultural and resource economics.
“By offering a PhD program in resource and agricultural economics, UC Davis can now create a unique educational and research opportunity for agricultural economists studying complex social and environmental issues,” said David M. Zielinski, who will serve as the dean of the new agricultural and resource economics graduate program.
“The agricultural and resource economics program will be unique, offering students the chance to study one of the most important and challenging disciplines in economics,” said Dr. Zielinski. “We have made the decision to create a new program and strengthen its research capability because we believe it is critical for our society and economy.”
The new agricultural and resource economics program will be supported