Agribusiness - BS

Curriculum in Agribusiness (BS)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness combines selected Core Business Knowledge classes from a degree in business with coursework emphasizing the understanding of the unique institutional and managerial challenges facing agribusiness firms. By integrating business management principles with applied technical knowledge, students develop practical decision-making skills to address challenges facing agribusiness firms in the production, processing and distribution of food and fiber in Texas, the nation, and the world.  Students in the BS Agribusiness degree program will take selected coursework in the Mays Business School. 

Requirements for graduation are listed in the Texas A&M University Student Rules and this catalog. With the exception of general elective requirements, courses taken to satisfy degree requirements must be taken for letter grades. In addition, students pursing the Agribusiness degree must have a GPR of 2.0 in the courses included in the Core Business Knowledge.

Upper-Level Entry into Agribusiness

The requirements and procedures for consideration for upper level are as follows:

  1. In order to be considered for upper-level and possible admission into the program of study in agribusiness, a student must have:
    1. Satisfactorily completed at least 60 semester credit hours.
    2. Satisfactorily completed all of the following eight courses:
      ACCT 229Introductory Accounting3
      ACCT 230Introductory Accounting3
      AGEC 217Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics Analysis3
      ECON 202Principles of Economics3
      ECON 203Principles of Economics3
      MGMT 211Legal and Social Environment of Business3
      MATH 141Finite Mathematics 13
      MATH 142Business Calculus3
    3. Students should complete the freshman and sophomore sequence of courses as listed under Curriculum in Agribusiness. Following this sequence will allow the timely application for consideration for upper-level.
    4. Admission, if granted, will be effective upon successful completion of the in-process courses; however, if all requirements are not met prior to the start of the next semester, admission will be revoked.
  2. Transfer students: Transfer students admitted to the Agribusiness degree will be classified as AGBL (lower-level Agribusiness) students until they complete all requirements listed previously in item 1.
  3. Change of curriculum students: Texas A&M students who change curriculum into the Agribusiness degree from another college or department at the University will be classified as AGBL (lower-level Agribusiness) students until they complete all requirements listed in item 1.
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
AGEC 105 Introduction to Agricultural Economics 1 3
MATH 141
Finite Mathematics
or Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
3
American History 2 3
Communication elective 3 3
Life and physical sciences elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 142 Business Calculus 3
American History 2 3
Creative arts elective 3
Language, philosophy and culture elective 3
Life and physical sciences elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
ACCT 229 Introductory Accounting 3
ECON 202 Principles of Economics 3
MGMT 211 Legal and Social Environment of Business 3
Government/Political science elective 2 3
Life and physical sciences elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ACCT 230 Introductory Accounting 3
AGEC 217 Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics Analysis 4 3
ECON 203 Principles of Economics 3
Communication elective 3 3
Government/Political science elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
AGEC 340 Agribusiness Management 3
FINC 341 Business Finance 3
ECON 323 Microeconomic Theory 3
MKTG 321 Marketing 3
SCMT 303 Statistical Methods 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
AGEC 317 Economic Analysis for Agribusiness Management 3
AGEC 429 Agricultural Policy 4 3
MGMT 363 Managing People in Organizations 3
SCMT 364 Operations Management 3
Directed elective-international 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
AGEC 431 Cases in Agribusiness Finance 7 3
AGEC 481 Ethics in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics 1
Directed elective-international 5 3
General electives 7 5
Technical agricultural elective 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
AGEC 414 Agribusiness and Food Market Analysis 3
AGEC 430
Macroeconomics of Agriculture
or Money and Banking
3
AGEC 440 Agribusiness Strategic Analysis 3
General electives 7 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Agribusiness Common Body of Knowledge

ACCT 229Introductory Accounting3
ACCT 230Introductory Accounting3
AGEC 217Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics Analysis3
AGEC 440Agribusiness Strategic Analysis3
AGEC 481Ethics in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics1
ECON 202Principles of Economics3
ECON 203Principles of Economics3
FINC 341Business Finance3
MGMT 211Legal and Social Environment of Business3
MGMT 363Managing People in Organizations3
MKTG 321Marketing3
SCMT 303Statistical Methods3
SCMT 364Operations Management3
Total Semester Credit Hours37

BS in Agribusiness Major Field

AGEC 105Introduction to Agricultural Economics3
AGEC 317Economic Analysis for Agribusiness Management3
AGEC 340Agribusiness Management3
AGEC 414Agribusiness and Food Market Analysis3
AGEC 429Agricultural Policy3
AGEC 430Macroeconomics of Agriculture3
or ECON 311   or Money and Banking 
AGEC 431Cases in Agribusiness Finance3
ECON 323Microeconomic Theory3
Total Semester Credit Hours24