Aug 20, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Agribusiness: Farm and Ranch - BS


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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

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  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
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Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 2300: Business Statistics (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 1600: Natural Resources and American Economic Institutions (BAI)   3     APEC 2010: Introduction to Microeconomics (BSS)   3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
MATH 1100: Calculus Techniques (QL)   3     STAT 2300: Business Statistics (QL)   4    
MIS 2100: Principles of Management Information Systems   3     Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3  
Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3   Breadth Physical Science (BPS) Course   3  
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 16  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ACCT 2010: Financial Accounting Principles   3     ACCT 2020: Managerial Accounting Principles   3    
APEC 3310: Analytical Methods in Applied Economics (QI)   3     APEC 3010: Introduction to Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (DSS)   3    
APEC 3500: Commodity Futures and Options Trading and Analysis   2    APEC 3020: Firm Finance and Records Analysis (DSS)   3    
APEC 3012: Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics (DSS)  3    ECN 3010: Managerial Economics (DSS)  or APEC 4010: Intermediate Microeconomics   3  OR 3    
Breadth Life Science Course (BLS)   3   CAAS Elective  3  
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 5950: Applied Economics Policy Analysis   3    APEC 5020: Strategic Firm Management (CI)   3   
APEC 5015: Firm Management, Planning, and Optimization (QI)   3    Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course   3  
ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)   3    MGT 2050: Business Law   2    
ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)   3     Minor Elective 3  
UD CAAS Elective 3   Communication Intensive (CI) Course  3  
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 14  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course   3   Minor Courses 6  
CAAS Elective 3   Electives 6  
Minor Courses 6   CAAS Elective 3  
Elective 3        
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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The Agribusiness major with Farm and Ranch Management Emphasis provides a foundation for employment in the agricultural sector and in businesses and institutions serving agriculture and rural regions, such as banks and financial institutions, production, marketing and buying cooperatives, value-added food producers, real estate and land management, agricultural chemical production and sales, and farms and ranches. Graduates of this program are employed in a variety of agribusiness operations throughout the United States. Agribusiness graduates have achieved prominence in positions in wholesale and retail sales and service, stock and commodity brokerage, real estate appraisal, banking and farm credit, insurance, and in farm and ranch operations. Classwork provides training in basic business and economics, as well as the specific management tools required for agricultural enterprises.

The Agribusiness Major with Farm and Ranch Management Emphasis can be very versatile and, with careful selection of elective credits, students can be well trained for a wide variety of agribusiness careers. For example, students who graduate in the AgSystems Option of the degree will be well trained to work in the agribusiness equipment sector of the economy or to work in production agriculture. Students who plan to work in production agriculture on a farm or ranch can obtain a Minor in either Animal and Dairy Science or in Agronomy to compliment the Agribusiness Major with Farm and Ranch Management Emphasis.  Great opportunities abound for students with Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness with Farm and Ranch Management Emphasis from USU.

To graduate with a bachelor's degree in Agribusiness with Farm and Ranch Management Emphais a student must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher, as well as a grade of C or better in each course required for the major. Agribusiness majors with a dual major must satisfy the admission and graduation requirements of both majors.  All required courses must be taken for a letter grade.

Students must complete the General Education requirements
Students must also complete the University Studies requirements

Several of the required courses listed for this major will meet general education and university studies requirements.  For more detailed information about courses, the recommended sequence for taking them and the selection of CAAS electives, see the APEC academic advisor in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Student Services Center, Lisa Allen, lisa.allen@usu.edu, 435-797-0454.

 

Emphasis Required Courses


All courses required for the Agribusiness major should be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course.

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