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  Feb 19, 2018
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

Agricultural Business (BS)


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The Agricultural Business Curriculum provides a base of knowledge and training which supports career opportunities that require a fundamental knowledge of both business and agriculture. Two concentrations are offered to give the student maximum flexibility in pursuing educational and career goals: Business, and Plant Science.

The Business Concentration focuses on applied agricultural production, processing, financing, and marketing functions, as well as corporate business principles. The concentration features a built-in minor in Business Administration from the College of Business plus 14 hours of directed electives that allow the student to specialize in areas of agriculture, business, or other disciplines that are consistent with career goals.

The Plant Science Concentration includes a built-in minor in Plant Science and is designed for students who are interested in careers in such fields as Golf Course or Public Garden Maintenance, Landscape Contracting, Nursery and Greenhouse Operations, Ornamental Plant Production, Sports Turf Management, Irrigation Technology, Agricultural Extension, or Research Technology. Practical applications, combined with up-to-date course materials, provide students with excellent preparation for either professional or graduate school opportunities.

Agricultural Business Curriculum (BS)


Freshman Year


Natural Sciences (GER)


English (GER)


Humanities (GER)


Mathematics (GER)


Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


Total: 31 SCH


Sophomore Year


Fine Arts (GER)


Humanities (GER)


  • History - 3 Semester Credit Hours

Natural Sciences (GER)


Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


Major Courses


Total: 28 SCH


Junior Year


Humanities (GER)


Major Courses


Elective


  • Elective - 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 31 SCH


Senior Year


Major Courses


Elective


  • Elective - 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


Notes:


  1. Directed Electives within Concentrations are to be chosen by student in consultation with their advisor. At least 9 directed elective hours must be selected from AGBU, AGED, AGSC, ANSC, and PLSC.
  2. A maximum of 6 credit hours of AGSC 478  (Cooperative Education Work Experience) can be applied toward this curriculum.
  3. A combined maximum of 4 credit hours of AGBU 225 /AGBU 425  (Special Problems in Agricultural Business), ANSC 225 /ANSC 425  (Special Problems in Animal Science) and/or PLSC 225 /PLSC 400  (Special Problems in Plant Science) can be applied toward this curriculum.
  4. All courses applied toward a minor must be completed with the grade of "C" or higher.

Concentration areas offered


*Concentration courses chosen by student in consultation with advisor from one of the following concentrations:

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