2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Science

Agribusiness Major with Veterinary Business Management Option

Program Curriculum

Degree Core Requirements
AAEC 2434Foundations of Agribusiness3
AAEC 3454Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship3
AAEC 3504Marketing Agricultural Products3
AAEC 3604Agricultural Law3
AAEC 4424Ag Financial Management3
AAEC 3024Monetary and Global Issues in Applied Economics3
ACIS 2115Principles of Accounting3
Major Requirements
AAEC 3014Analytical Methods in Applied Economics 13
AAEC 3424Value-Based Management in Agribusiness 23
ENGL 3774Business Writing 33
Option Required Courses
Major Option Core Courses
BIOL 1115Principles of Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 1116Principles of Biology Laboratory1
PHYS 2205General Physics3
PHYS 2206General Physics3
PHYS 2215General Physics Laboratory1
PHYS 2216General Physics Laboratory1
CHEM 1035General Chemistry3
CHEM 1036General Chemistry3
CHEM 1045General Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 1046General Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 2535Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 2536Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 2545Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 2546Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
BCHM 2024Concepts of Biochemistry 43
Restricted Electives
Select one AAEC elective (must be at the 3000 level or higher)3
Free Electives
Select credits needed to complete 120 hours13
Pathways to General Education 5
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing3
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing3
COMM 2004Public Speaking3
or ALCE 3634 Communicating Ag and Life Sciences in Speaking
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select six hours in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
AAEC 1005Economics of the Food and Fiber System 63
AAEC 1006Economics of the Food and Fiber System 63
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
BIOL 1105Principles of Biology3
BIOL 1106Principles of Biology3
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
MATH 1025Elementary Calculus3
Select one of the following: 73
Elementary Calculus
Introduction to Computational Thinking
Introduction to Programming in Python
Digital Planet
Data in Our Lives
STAT 3615Biological Statistics 83
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select three hours in Pathway 6d3
Select three hours in Pathway 6a3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select three hours in Pathway 73
Total Credits120

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


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


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


Or take BCHM 3114 Biochemistry for Biotechnology and the Life Sciences; or BCHM 4115 General Biochemistry


The total number of Pathways General Education Requirements credit hours will vary depending upon whether Pathways courses are used to meet specific requirements in Part II, III or IV. Some Pathways courses may also fulfill departmental requirements, but the credit hours may not be counted twice.


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


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


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.


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.