Agribusiness

A.S. / A.A.S. / CERTIFICATE 

Program Information

Career Community: Business
Degree Type: A.S. / A.A.S. / CERTIFICATE 
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Agribusiness A.S.?

EXPECTED HOURS FOR A.S. DEGREE: 62

The Associate of Science in Agribusiness is designed to prepare students with a fundamental knowledge of the agriculture industry and practical agriculture business management in areas of: plant science, animal science, economics and technical skills. Students will create life-long learning approaches with practical application in agriculture related to production, distribution and consumption of agricultural goods and services. This A.S. Degree is designed to transfer to a four-year university.

What is Agribusiness Concentration: Business, A.A.S.?

EXPECTED HOURS FOR A.A.S. DEGREE: 61

The Associate of Applied Science Agribusiness Concentration: Business A.A.S. is designed to prepare students with a fundamental knowledge of the agriculture industry and practical agriculture business management. Students will get a strong, big-picture sense of how business works, learn the ins and outs of agricultural practices and discover how the two work together. Just as important as classroom work is the opportunity to participate in internships through this program. This A.A.S. degree is not specifically intended for transfer but is designed as an option for a student wishing to enter the workforce immediately upon completion of their two year degree.

What is Agribusiness Certificate?

EXPECTED HOURS FOR CERTIFICATE: 22

The Agribusiness Certificate is designed to prepare students with a fundamental knowledge of the agriculture industry and practical agriculture management. This certificate is embedded in the A.A.S. Degree in Business, Agribusiness Concentration. For students who wish to continue on to complete the A.A.S., all courses taken in this certificate will apply.

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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of these programs, students will be able to do the following:

  • Improve students’ understanding and appreciation of broader issues relevant to agribusiness
  • Evaluate and communicate agribusiness information effectively.
  • Develop effective leadership and management skills in the agribusiness field
  • Apply an understanding of ethical, socially responsible, and sustainable behavior
  • Adapt analytical skills relevant to agribusiness management

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov. A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Agribusiness A.S. Degree

  • AGRI 1010 – Introduction to Agriculture Business (3 credits)
  • AGRI 1030 – Introduction to Plant Science (3 credits)
  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530 – Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
  • AGRI 1020 – Introduction to Animal Science (3 credits)
  • AGRI 1300 – Issues in Agriculture and Natural Resources (3 credits)
  • ENGL 1020 – English Composition II (3 credits)
  • ECON 2100 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • ART 2000 – Art History Survey I
    • MUS 1030 – Introduction to Music
  • BIOL 1110 – General Biology I (4 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communications (3 credits)
  • ECON 2200 – Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • PHIL 1040 – Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • HIST 2310 – Early World History
    • HIST 2010 – Early United States History
  • CHEM 1110 – General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • MATH 1830 – Applied Calculus (3 credits)
  • Choose one (4 credits):
    • AGRI 1050 – Soil Science
    • CPED 2100 – Co-op Internship (4 credits)
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • ENGL 2110 – Early American Literature
    • ENGL 2120 – Modern American Literature
  • Choose one (3 credits):
    • HIST 2320 – Modern World History
    • HIST 2020 – Modern United States History

Agribusiness Concentraion A.A.S. Degree

  • AGRI 1010 – Introduction to Agriculture Business (3 credits)
  • AGRI 1030 – Introduction to Plant Science (3 credits)
  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530 – Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
  • AGRI 1300 – Issues in Agriculture & Natural Resources (3 credits)
  • AGRI 1020 – Introduction to Animal Science (3 credits)
  • ENGL 1020 – English Composition II (3 credits)
  • BUSN 1305 – Introduction to Business (3 credits)
  • ECON 2100 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • INFS 1010 – Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2380 – Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • ECON 2200 – Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ACCT 1010 – Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • CPED 2100 – Co-op/Internship Experience (2 credits)
  • ACCT 1020 – Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2370 – Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • CPED 2200 – Co-op/Internship Experience II (2 credits)
  • PHIL 1040 – Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
  • Choose one (4 or 3 credits):
    • AGRI 1050 – Soil Science (4 credits)
    • Agriculture or Agribusiness Elective (3 credits)

Agribusiness Certificate

  • AGRI 1010 – Introduction to Agribusiness (3 credits)
  • AGRI 1030 – Intro to Plant Science (3 credits)
  • BUSN 2380 – Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • CPED 2100 – Co-op/Internship Experience I (2 credits)
  • AGRI 1300 – Agriculture & Natural Resources (3 credits)
  • AGRI 1020 – Intro to Animal Science (3 credits)
  • INFS 1010 – Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • CPED 2200 – Co-op/Internship Experience II (2 credits)

ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Every quality business program worldwide is accredited. Click here for public information about the program.

Business Department Mission Statement:

The business department empowers future leaders through exceptional business education, with a focus on fostering innovation, ethics, and leaderships skills. Our mission includes a commitment to continuous assessment, ensuring students acquire the knowledge and skills needed for success.

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