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2020-2021 General Catalog

Agribusiness: International Agribusiness - BS


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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: The 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)  or ECN 2010: Introduction to Microeconomics (BSS)   3  or 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)  or MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)   3  or 4     STAT 2300: Business Statistics (QL)   4    
MIS 2100: Data and Information in Business /MIS 1100: Excel for Business Analysis   3 /1   These courses are corequisites and must be registered for at the same time. Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3  
Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course    3   Breadth Physical Science (BPS) Course    3  
Total Recommended Credits: 16-17   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 3012: Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics (DSS)   3     APEC 3020: Firm Finance and Records Analysis (DSS)   3    
Elective 3   Elective  3  
Breadth Life Science (BLS) Course   3   HSB Course 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:

ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)  or MIS 3200: Business Communication (CI)   3  or 3     APEC 5000: International Trade and Finance    3    
APEC 5010: Firm Marketing and Price Analysis (QI)   3     Elective  3  
APEC 5940: U.S. Agricultural Policy Analysis  or APEC 5950: Applied Economics Policy Analysis   3  or 3     APEC 4300: Agriculture Law  or MGT 2050: Legal and Ethical Environment of Business   3  or 3    
HSB Course 3   POLS 3100: Global Issues   3    
POLS 2100: Introduction to International Politics   3     Communications Intensive (CI) Course   3  
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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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  
APEC 5330: Applied Econometrics (QI)   3     Electives 6  
Elective 3   Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course   3  
Minor Courses 6        
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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The Agribusiness major with International Agribusiness Emphasis combines training in agribusiness, economics, management, international politics, and language skills that emphasize the role of trade and development issues that are critical to operating in the increasingly internationalized agribusiness sector. The program provides a foundation for employment in agricultural and agribusiness sectors and in banks and financial institutions, production, marketing and buying cooperatives, value-added food producers, agricultural chemical production and sales, and farms and ranches in domestic and international settings. Classwork provides training in international marketing, management and policy, as well as the specific management tools required for agricultural and agribusiness enterprises.

With careful selection of elective coursework, student can obtain the International Business minor with this major.

To graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness with the International Agribusiness Emphasis, 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 Depth Requirements .

Several of the required courses listed for this major will meet general education and university studies requirements. For more detailed information about courses and the recommended sequence for taking them, 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.

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