College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Department of Applied Economics
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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
Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)
|Credits of C- or better
||Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)
|Total USU Credits
||Upper-division USU Credits
|USU Credits within the Major
||Credits in Minor (if required)
|Credits in Major
||Credits in American Institutions
|General Education Requirements
||University Studies Depth Requirements
|NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is STAT 2300: Business Statistics (QL) .
Admissions Requirements for this Program
||Admitted to USU in Good Standing
|Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU
The Agribusiness major 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.
There are four emphasis areas that a student can major in under the Agribusiness degree: 1) Farm and Ranch Management, 2) Agricultural Finance, 3) Agricultural Marketing, and 4) International Agribusiness. However, you can also obtain the major without an emphasis area. This makes for a very versatile major and, with careful selection of elective credits, students can be well trained for a wide variety of agribusiness careers. For example, students who graduate and 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-Farm and Ranch Management major. Students seeking a career path in the food manufacturing, processing or retailing industries should take elective coursework from the Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science department, which will give them great training for careers in those sectors. Students who want to pursue a career in the banking industry, or in management, or a large agribusiness corporation could take the Agribusiness-Agricultural Finance major and get additional coursework from the Huntsman School of Business where they could obtain a Business minor. Great opportunities abound for students with Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from USU.
To graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness, a student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher in all major and emphasis courses, 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, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 435-797-0454.