AgriBusiness B.S.

The department also offers a major in AgriBusiness. This program of study is designed to prepare students for careers in various businesses or government agencies associated with the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products. This major integrates competencies in the principles of business management including financial management, marketing, planning, analysis and organization with the technical knowledge of agricultural sciences. This major prepares graduates in careers in agribusiness, agricultural finance, county extension offices, ranch management, banks, ag loan offices, federal agencies, and ag consultancy businesses. The major also provides the graduate with the prerequisites for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
Agricultural Economics
AEC 301Trends in the Food Industry1
or AG 1131 Intro To Agriculture
AEC 302Computer Applications in Agriculture3
AEC 314Farm Management3
AEC 316Agricultural Marketing3
AEC 340Agricultural Finance3
AEC 347Agricultural Price Theory3
AEC 360Agricultural Law3
AEC 380Agricultural Statistics3
AG 300Professional Agricultural Communications1
AG 392GLB/Appld Ethics US World Ag3
or ENVS 403 Environmental Ethics and Law
AG 400Seminar1
AMC 315Agri Systms Technology Mgmt3
or AMC 423 Natural Resources Management
or AMC 424 Agricultural Safety
ANS 1319Introduction to Animal Science3
ECO 2301GLB/US-Prin Macro Economics3
Introduction to Horticulture
Introduction to Plant Science
One (3 sh) of the following:3
Internship Agri-Industries
Agricultural Sales
Farm Management Lab
and Agricultural Finance Laboratory
and Agricultural Statistics Laboratory
Faculty advisor approved course (3 sh)
One adv. ag. production management course (3 sh) of the following:3
Livestock Management Techniques
Sheep and Goat Management
Beef Cattle Management
Swine Management
Stable Management
Equine Enterprise Management
Soil Science
Crop Production Practicum
Greenhouse Management
Landscape Management
Turfgrass Management
Required support courses (with a minimum grade of D)
ACCT 2301Principles of Acct I 3
AEC 304Farm Accounting3
MGT 305Principles of Management 3
MKT 306Marketing3
AEC 435GLB/Agricultural Policy I3
or AEC 445 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
AEC 455Commodity Futures and Options3
Electives
18 semester hours determined in consultation with faculty advisor18
Total Hours120

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses in this Major with the exception of the Support Course a grade of “D” is acceptable.