Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences title

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Objectives

Students completing a degree in agriculture will:

  1. demonstrate competence in written, and verbal communication;
  2. demonstrate critical thinking skills in reasoning, analysis and decision making relevant to the practices of agricultural science, agricultural business, and natural resource management.
     

Assessment Program

Assessment of agricultural knowledge will occur during the junior and senior years.  The assessment will include both written and oral presentations in scientific information as well as a detailed examination of the student’s scientific experiences.  In order to assess student progress in the objective areas they will participate in the following activities:

  1. Students receiving a B.S. degree in Agriculture will participate in a taped exit interview that will be evaluated by the faculty within the emphasis area.
     
  2. Students receiving a B.S. degree in Agriculture will take the major field exit exam prior to graduation.
     

Agriculture Scholarships

Several scholarships are awarded each year through the department.  These include the 1890 USDA Scholars Program, Garden Club and Center of Excellence.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements:
A minimum grade of "C" is required in MAT 112 or MAT 113 for Area 2;
BIO 103, BIO 104L; CHM 103, CHM 104 are required for Area 4; ECO 201 is required for Area 5; PHI 304 is required for Area 6b; BAD 215 is required for Area 8 (International Cultural Diversity).

Core Requirements:
A minimum grade of "C" is required in ACC 246, ACC 247; BAD 275, BAD 350, BAD 376; CS 105 or BED 208; MAT 117 or BAD 200; ECO 202, ECO 305; AGR 201P,
AGR 102P, AGR 211P; ENV 103.

Major Requirements:
A minimum grade of "C" is required in
ABU 202, ABU 319, ABU 320, ABU 321, ABU 402, ABU 410, ABU 412 or ABU 414, ABU 420 or MKT 415; and 6 hours of upper division electives from the following courses: ABU 407 or BAD 407, ECO 415; ABU 419; AGR 306P, AGR 312P; upper division Animal Science course; upper division GIS course.