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 GPA 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
      MATH 140Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences3
      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.