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 hours15
AGR 100 Food Security 3
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
AGB 144 Agricultural Economics I 4
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2

Second semester (spring)

Total hours16
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
AGS 101 Animal Science 4
AGN 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3

Third semester (fall)

Total hours15
AGN 215 Soils 3
AGB 334 Marketing Agricultural Products 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Agriculture or GEN ED elective 3

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours16
CHM 108 Chemistry for the Citizen Laboratory 1
CHM 107 Chemistry for the Citizen 3
AGR 320 Writing in the Applied Sciences 3
AGB 314 Legal Aspects of Agriculture 3
Cultural Competency General Education Requirement 3
Humanities General Education Requirement 3

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours15
AGR 330 Statistical Applications in Agriculture 3
Life Science General Education Requirement 3
AGB 444 American Agricultural Policy 3
AGB 364 Agricultural Commodity Futures and Options 2
Agribusiness or Agricultural Communications Elective 3

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours14
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
AGB 514 International Agricultural Trade 3
AGB 394 Agricultural Industry Study 1
AGB 494 Problems in Agricultural Business 1-3
Agriculture or GEN ED electives 6
Agribusiness or Agricultural Communications Elective 3

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours16
AGB 524 Agricultural Prices 3
AGB 354 Land Economics 2
Agribusiness Elective 3
Agribusiness Elective 3
Agribusiness Elective 2
Agribusiness Elective 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours13
AGB 374 Agricultural Business Management 3
AGR 490 Agronomy/Horticulture Senior Seminar 1
Agribusiness Elective 3
Agribusiness Elective 3
Agribusiness Elective 3