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AgriBusiness B.A./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 314Farm Management3
AEC 316Agricultural Marketing3
AEC 340Agricultural Finance3
AEC 360Agricultural Law3
AEC 380Agricultural Statistics3
AEC 435GLB/Agricultural Policy I3
or AEC 445 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
AG 100Intro To Agriculture1
AG 300Professional Agricultural Communications1
AG 392GLB/Appld Ethics US World Ag3
or ENVS 403 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS & 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
ECO 2302Principles of Micro Economics3
or AEC 347 Agricultural Price Theory
BUSA 128Business Computing Systems3
Introduction to Horticulture
Introduction to Plant Science
PLS 309Soil Science3
Required support courses (with a minimum grade of D)
ACCT 221Principles of Acct I3
ACCT 222Prin of Accounting II3
MGT 305GLB/Management & Organizational Behavior 3
Survey of General Chemistry
   and Experimental Survey of General Chemistry: Laboratory Section
General and Quantitative Chemistry I
MKT 306Marketing3
MGT 307GLB/Operations Management3
or AEC 455 Commodity Futures and Options
Electives
21 semester hours determined in consultation with faculty advisor21
Total Hours120

AgriBusiness BA requirements

The candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree must meet the requirements specified for the Bachelor of Science degree. In addition, the candidate must complete at least 12 semester hours (4 courses) in one foreign language, or complete six semester hours above the elementary courses if two units of high school credit in the language have been submitted as part of the regular university admission requirements, or complete three semester hours if he presents three or four high school credits.