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Agricultural Sciences


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Begin Date: Summer Session 1999
End Date: Summer Session 2002 (Name change to Agribusiness Management - AG BM)

Agricultural Business Management (AG BM) - Archive

College of Agricultural Sciences
The Smeal College of Business Administration

PROFESSOR STEPHEN M. SMITH, Program Coordinator

Graduates of this major start in positions such as sales, buyer, accountant, assistant branch manager, and administrative trainee with food marketing firms, farm service and supply organizations, or governmental agencies. Such positions may involve office or field work in rural and urban areas. After a successful work experience, graduates could participate in the management of these agricultural businesses.

Food marketing employers include processors, retailers, packaging, and transportation firms. Typical service and supply agencies are feed, pesticide, and fertilizer companies; marketing and purchasing cooperatives; banks and insurance agencies, and state and federal agencies.

This major, which is offered jointly with The Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business Administration, includes a core of courses required of all business administration students. The selection of electives permits some specialization in technical agriculture or intensification in a business field such as accounting, personnel management, or marketing.

For the B.S. degree in Agricultural Business Management, a minimum of 130 credits is required.

TO VIEW THE Agricultural Business Management Minor (AG BM)

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(23 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 16-17 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 91-92 credits
(This includes 23 credits of General Education courses: 8 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (63 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4), MATH 111 GQ(2), ECON 004 GS(3), ECON 302 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 3-4)
AG EC 101 GS(3), R SOC 011 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
B A 301(3)[1], B A 302(3)[1], B A 303(3)[1], B A 304(3) (Sem: 5-6)
AG EC 307(3)[1], AG EC 420(3)[1], AG EC 460(3), B A 243(4) (Sem: 5-8)
AG EC 461W(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (10-11 credits)
BIOL 110 GN(4); or BIOL 011 GN(3) and BIOL 012 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3) or CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 304 GS(3) or ECON 351(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 3 credits from rural sociology at the 300 or 400 level (Sem: 5-6)
Select 9 credits in technical agriculture from department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits in agricultural economics at the 300 or 400 level from department list (Sem: 5-8)

[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: Summer Session 1999

Blue Sheet Item #: 27-04-001

Review Date: 01/19/00 (General Education information updated)

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