2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Science

Agribusiness Major with Agribusiness Management Option

Program Curriculum

Degree Core Requirements
AAEC 2434Foundations of Agribusiness 13
AAEC 3454Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship 13
AAEC 3504Marketing Agricultural Products 13
AAEC 3604Agricultural Law3
AAEC 4424Ag Financial Management 13
AAEC 3024Monetary and Global Issues in Applied Economics 13
ACIS 2115Principles of Accounting3
Subtotal21
Major Requirements
AAEC 3014Analytical Methods in Applied Economics 1,23
AAEC 3424Value-Based Management in Agribusiness 1,33
ENGL 3774Business Writing 1,43
Subtotal9
Option Required Courses
Major Option Core Courses
AAEC 3004Agricultural Production and Consumption Economics 13
AAEC 3015Internship in Agricultural and Applied Economics1
AAEC 4514Advanced Agribusiness Marketing 13
Select one of the following: 53
Agricultural Futures and Options 1
Agricultural Price and Market Analysis 1
Elementary Econometrics 1
Applied Economic Forecasting 1
Restricted Electives
Select three AAEC courses (6 hours must be at the 3000 level or higher)9
Subtotal19
Area of Specialization and Free Electives
A. Area of Specialization 6
Select six courses18
B. Free Electives
Select 8 hours8
Subtotal26
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing (1F)3
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing (1F)3
COMM 2004Public Speaking (1A)3
or ALCE 3634 Communicating Ag and Life Sciences in Speaking
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select 6 credits in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
AAEC 1005Economics of the Food and Fiber System3
AAEC 1006Economics of the Food and Fiber System 73
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
Select 6 credits in Pathway 46
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
MATH 1025Elementary Calculus (5F)3
Select one of the following:3
Elementary Calculus (5F) 8
Introduction to Computational Thinking (5F)
Introduction to Programming in Python (5F)
Digital Planet (5F)
Data in Our Lives (5F)
STAT 3615Biological Statistics (5A) 1,93
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select 3 credits in Pathway 6d3
Select 3 credits in Pathway 6a3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select 3 credits in Pathway 73
Subtotal45
Total Credits120
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Pre-requisites: Some courses required for this major have pre-/co-requisites and/or enrollment requirements. Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalog or consult your advisor for information about pre-/co-requisites and enrollment requirements.

2

Or BIT 2406 Introduction to Business Statistics, Analytics, and Modeling, or STAT 3006 Statistical Methods or STAT 3616 Biological Statistics

3

Or FIN 3104 Introduction to Finance or ACIS 2116 Principles of Accounting

4

Or take ENGL 3764 Technical Writing, or ENGL 3754 Advanced Composition, or ALCE 3624 Communicating Ag and Life Sciences in Writing

5

May also take GEOG 2084 Principles of Geographic Information Systems or BSE 4344 Geographic Information Systems for Engineers

6

AAEC undergraduate advisor must approve area of specialization courses. Students should consider obtaining a minor or double major to satisfy the area of specialization. At least 9 hours must be at the 3000 level or higher (unless noted otherwise for a minor in another academic department). Students majoring in Agribusiness are not eligible to minor in any of the AAEC minors.

AAEC minors: Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (ABAE), Environmental Economics (EECO), Development and International Trade (DAIT), and Agricultural and Applied Economics (AEMN).

7

Or take ECON 2005 Principles of Economics-ECON 2006 Principles of Economics

8

Or take MATH 1225 Calculus of a Single Variable-MATH 1226 Calculus of a Single Variable. Students considering graduate school in applied economics are encouraged to take MATH 1225 Calculus of a Single Variable-MATH 1226 Calculus of a Single Variable.

9

Or STAT 3005 Statistical Methods or BIT 2405 Introduction to Business Statistics, Analytics, and Modeling

Program Total Hours: 120 credit hours required for graduation with this degree.

Foreign Language Requirement: Students who do not successfully complete at least two units of a single foreign language, classical language or American Sign Language during high school must successfully complete six semester hours of a single college level foreign or classical language at the college level. Such semester hours are in addition to those normally required for graduation. Please see the Undergraduate Catalog for details.

GPA: In major calculation is from all AAEC and ECON classes taken. An overall GPA of at least 2.0 is required to meet the University’s minimum standard for good academic standing. Overall and in-major GPA’s of at least 2.00 are required for graduation.

Satisfactory progress: By the end of the academic year in which the student has attempted 72 hours (including transfer, advanced placement, advanced standing and credit by examination), “satisfactory progress” will consist of

  1. an overall GPA of at least 2.0;
  2. at least 30 credits that apply to the Pathways to General Education, and
  3. 9 semester credits of departmental requirements.