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(Archive) Agricultural Systems Management (A S M)

Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Agricultural Systems Management (A S M) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR JAMES W. HILTON, Program Coordinator

Career opportunities for the Agricultural Systems Management graduates exist in the production and management phases of agricultural enterprises. Graduates are employed as sales and field representatives, financial and technical consultants, and technical service or production personnel. Employment opportunities exist in the management and application of technology to power and machinery systems, soil and water systems, food production and processing systems, and agricultural structures and environmental systems.

This is an applied major that combines the study of agricultural sciences, engineering technology, natural resources, business, and management systems. The program is administered through the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, which offers a series of courses to provide the technical background for the graduate. Basic study is emphasized in the agricultural and business management sciences, along with the application of the technical results of engineering research, design, and manufacturing. Graduates of this major apply their technology/management training to the diverse areas of food and fiber production, food processing, and management of land and water resources.

For the B.S. degree in Agricultural Systems Management, a minimum of 135 credits is required.

AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION TECHNOLOGY MINOR: Students must select sufficient course work with at least 6 credits at the 400 level from the following to account for 18 or more credits: A S M 221(3), 320(3), 327(3), 422(3), 424(3), 425(3), 428(3), 429(3), 457(3), 496(1-3), or 497(1-3). A total of 3 credits in A S M 496 and 497 may be used for the minor.

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

(24 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 5 credits

(This includes 24 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

ACCTG 211(4), CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1), ECON 004 GS(3)[1], E G 010(1), MATH 110 GQ(4)[1], MICRB 106 GN(3), 107 GN(1), PHYS 215 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
A S M 221(3)[1], 290(1), AN SC 001(4)[1], BIOL 011 GN(3), 012 GN(1), CMPSC 203GQ(4), FIN 100(3) SOILS 101(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
A S M 320(3)[1], 327(3)[1], 422(3), 425(3), AGRO 028(3)[1], B LOG 301(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
A S M 428(3), 429W(3)[1], 490(1) (Sem: 7-8)

AG EC 101 GS(3) or ECON 002 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
AG 301W (3) or B LAW 243(3) (Sem: 3-4)
MKTG 220(3) or 221(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 6 credits of A S M courses from department list (Sem: 3-8)

Select 3 credits in communications from department list (Sem: 5-6)
Select 6 credits in agriculture from department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits in business management from department list (Sem: 7-8)

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

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by Department: Summer Session 1996

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-07-001

Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)


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