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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Agricultural Sciences


ARCHIVED FILE
Begin Date: Fall Semester 1997
End Date: Fall Semester 2005

Agricultural Business - ARCHIVE

PROFESSOR STEPHEN M. SMITH, in charge, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University Park (2 AGB)
PROFESSOR JANELLE B. LARSON, in charge, Penn State Berks-Lehigh Valley

The Agricultural Business major helps prepare students for employment in commercial agriculture and businesses serving agriculture. Five options allow students to specialize in either Crop or Animal Production, Food, Horticulture, or General Agricultural Business, which provides training in management, business organization, and sales.

The first two semesters are offered at selected locations, where students fulfill basic course requirements in accounting, business, English, and natural and social sciences. The second year at University Park campus provides course work in livestock and crop production, management, and agricultural business. As part of the requirements, there are supporting courses in agricultural engineering, farm management, agricultural marketing, and sales. Each option allows the student a choice of electives to satisfy special interests and needs.

For the Associate in Science degree in Agricultural Business, a minimum of 68 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(9-12 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 0-5 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 54-58 credits
(This includes 9-12 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GN courses; 0-3 credits of GS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 21 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (14 credits)
BIOL 110 GN(4), ENGL 015 GWS(3), CAS 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4)[1] (Sem: 1-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
ENGL 202A GWS(3) or ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
BIOL 220W GN(4), BIOL 230W GN(4), or BIOL 240W GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 33-37 credits

ANIMAL PRODUCTION OPTION: (37 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (22 credits)
B LAW 243(3), CHEM 011(3) (Sem: 1-2)
AGRO 028(3), AN SC 100(3), AN SC 202(3), A S M 101(3),
PTYSC 201(1), SOILS 101 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
AG BM 101 GS(3)[1], AG BM 106(3)[1], or AG EC 208(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
AN SC 007(3)[1] or AN SC 201(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 6 credits in agricultural economics (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits in agricultural systems management (Sem: 3-4)

CROP PRODUCTION OPTION: (34 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (25 credits)
B LAW 243(3), CHEM 011(3) (Sem: 1-2)
A S M 101(3), A S M 206(4), AG BM 102(3), AGRO 028(3), ENT 012(3), SOILS 101 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSE (3 credits)
AG BM 101 GS(3)[1], AG BM 106(3)[1], or AG EC 208(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 3 credits in animal science or poultry science (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits in horticulture[1] (Sem: 3-4)

FOOD OPTION: (36 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (36 credits)
CHEM 012(3), CHEM 014(1), MICRB 106 GN(3), MICRB 107 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
AG BM 101 GS(3)[1], B A 250(3), FD SC 200(3)[1], FD SC 201(1), FD SC 205(3), FD SC 206(3), M I S 103(3), MGMT 100(3), MKTG 221(3), NUTR 251 GHA(3) (Sem: 3-4)

GENERAL OPTION: (36 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
B LAW 243(3), CHEM 011(3) (Sem: 1-2)
AGRO 028(3), SOILS 101 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)

<ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
AG BM 101 GS(3)[1] or AG EC 208(3)[1]; AG BM 102 or AG EC 232(3) (Sem: 3-4)
AG BM 106 or AG BM 200(3) (Sem: 3-4)
MGMT 100(3)[1] or MKTG 220(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3 credits in agriculture or business (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits in agricultural systems management (Sem: 3-4)
Select 6 credits in animal or poultry science (Sem: 3-4)

HORTICULTURE OPTION: (33 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (33 credits)
CHEM 011(3), HORT 101(3)[1], HORT 138(3) (Sem: 1-2)
AG BM 101 GS(3)[1], B A 250(3), HORT 202(3), HORT 430W(3),
M I S 103(3), MGMT 100(3), MKTG 221(3), SOILS 101 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 25-03-001

Review Date: 1/20/04

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