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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agribusiness (B.S.)


Students will complete course work in science, math, and communication, plus courses in agribusiness and agricultural economics. To give a better understanding of agribusiness and the broad range the field covers, students will choose from three degree options: agribusiness, food industry economics, and international agribusiness.

Students must complete the university general education requirements specified by the College of Agriculture. See the College of Agriculture General Requirements section.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

Suggested schedule for first two years


First semester (13-14 credit hours)


  • *Agricultural or food science technology elective Credits: (3-4)

Second semester (15 credit hours)


  • ***Natural science elective Credits: (4)

Third semester (16 credit hours)


  • **Humanities elective Credits: (3)
  • ***Natural science elective Credits: (4)
  • ****Social science elective Credits: (3)

Fourth semester (14-15 credit hours)


  • *Agricultural or food science technology elective Credits: (2-3)
  • Communication elective Credits: (3)
    English (above 200), Speech (above 300) or a modern language

Note


**Select 3 credit hours from history, music, art, English (above 210), philosophy, theatre, dance, or modern language.

***Select 8 credit hours from either General Chemistry and Lab or Chemistry I, Principles of Biology, or General Physics I.

Agribusiness Option


This program of study provides fundamental agribusiness content with course work in agricultural economics, agribusiness, and business courses that will prepare graduates for the industry and its related issues.

Agricultural economics electives


Business (9 credit hours above 300 level required)


  • Business elective from MANGT, MKTG, FINAN, or ACCTG Credits: (3)
  • 500 level or above from MANGT, MKTG, FINAN, or ACCTG Credits: (3)

Agricultural and food science or business electives (6 credit hours)


Free electives (12-15 credit hours)


Statistics (3-6 credit hours)


Note


Either AGEC 513 or FINAN 450 must be included in the program of study

Total (127 credit hours)


Food Industry Economics Option


This option focuses on business and economics of food manufacturing and distribution. Students complete basic agribusiness courses including courses focused on the business aspects of the food industry.

Agricultural economics electives


Business (15 credit hours)


  • 500 level or above MANGT, MKTG, FINAN, or ACCTG Credits: (3)

Statistics (3-6 credit hours)


Free electives (12-15 credit hours)


Note


Either AGEC 513 or FINAN 450 must be included in the program of study.

Total including first two years (127)


International Agribusiness Option


This program focuses on global issues facing agribusinesses today. Students complete basic agribusiness course work, study another language, and participate in an international experience. This is crucial to grasp the wide range of issues facing international agribusinesses and their place in the global economy.

Agricultural economics electives


Business (9 credit hours above 300 level required)


  • Business elective Credits: (3)

Language requirements


Must complete three levels of any modern language

International Experience (3 credit hours)


Free electives (14-17 credit hours)


Total including first two years (127)