BS Four-Year Degree Plan

The agricultural business degree may be completed in four years or eight semesters. However, the four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University.

Agricultural enterprise management and agricultural finance track options require 22 hours for specialization. The agricultural marketing and sales track option requires 16 for specialization.

Sample schedule

This plan is a recommended course schedule. Your schedule may vary depending on course availability and electives. A projected course offering list is provided on the course rotation page. Consult with your advisor to develop a program of study that fulfills program requirements and prepares you for your career.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

Total hours18-19
AGS 101 Animal Science 4
CIS/CSC 101 Computers for Learning OR CSC 111 Introduction to Computing 2-3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science 4
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
Agriculture or GEN ED elective 3

Second semester (spring)

Total hours15
AGR 100 Food Security 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
AGB 144 Agricultural Economics I 4

Third semester (fall)

Total hours17
AGN 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment 3
CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
AGR 300 Food and Agricultural Chemistry 3
Agriculture or GEN ED elective 3

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours15
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
AGN 215 Soils 3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours17
AGB 314 Legal Aspects of Agriculture 3
AGR 320 Writing in the Applied Sciences 3
AGB 334 Marketing Agricultural Products 3
AGB 354 Land Economics 2
Agribusiness, Ag or GEN ED elective 3
Agribusiness, Ag or GEN ED elective 3

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours16-18
AGR 330 Statistical Applications in Agriculture 3
AGB 364 Agricultural Commodity Futures and Options 2
AGB 374 Agricultural Business Management 3
AGB 394 Agricultural Industry Study 1
AGB 494 Problems in Agricultural Business 1-3
Agriculture or GEN ED electives 6

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours12-14
AGB 384 Agricultural Selling 2
AGR 490 Agronomy/Horticulture Senior Seminar 1
AGB 514 International Agricultural Trade 3
Elective 3
Elective 3-5

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours14-18
AGB 524 Agricultural Prices 3
Agribusiness or Ag elective 3
Elective 2-3
Elective 2-3
Elective 2-3
Elective 2-3