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Bachelor of Science B.S. Degree

The Equine Industry and Business degree option in Agribusiness provides students a balance of business and scientific subject matter integrated with technical and practical skills as they pertain to the horse and related industries. All facets of the industry are addressed including production, race, recreation, show and equine-related service industries. Student training is built around a solid foundation of course work in communication, science and business. These courses combined with supplemental activities are designed to develop a fundamental base of scientific and business knowledge plus strong critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal communication and leadership skills. Instruction is provided by internationally renowned and respected faculty members equipped with the latest information and technology.

Majors in agriculture include University core requirements, department core requirements, agricultural science core requirements, and major requirements specified under each degree option and total 120 semester credit hours. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) for all courses at WTAMU counted toward the degree.  At least 36 semester hours of credit must be earned from upper-level (3000- and 4000-level) courses.

Select BIOL 1413 and CHEM 1405 or 1411, MATH 1314, ENGL 1302, AGRI 2300, and AGBE 2317 to satisfy core curriculum requirements.

*If AGBE 2317 is used to meet University core requirements, department core is 13 hours.

Department Core (4 hours)

  • AGRI 3318 - Agricultural Statistics 
  • AGRI 3103 - Agricultural Industry and Career Preparation 

Agribusiness Core (24 hours with a minimum of two AGBE courses.)

  • ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting 
  • ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting 

One course from:

  • AGBE 3302 - Marketing of Agricultural Products  or
  • MKT 3340 - Principles of Marketing 

One course from:

  • AGBE 3301 - Farm and Ranch Management  or
  • AGBE 3304 - Agricultural Business Management  or
  • MGT 3330 - Principles of Management 

One course from:

  • AGBE 4313 - Agricultural Finance 
  • FIN 3320 - Business Finance 

Two courses from:

  • AGBE 3301 - Farm and Ranch Management 
  • AGBE 3302 - Marketing of Agricultural Products 
  • AGBE 3303 - Professional Agricultural Sales and Services 
  • AGBE 3304 - Agricultural Business Management 
  • AGBE 3320 - Quantitative Analysis in Agricultural and Environmental Economics 
  • AGBE 4097 - Undergraduate Research 2-4
  • AGBE 4098 - Management Training in Agribusiness 1-6
  • AGBE 4301 - Advanced Farm and Ranch Management 
  • AGBE 4306 - International Agricultural Trade and Markets 
  • AGBE 4310 - Agricultural Policy and Trade 
  • AGBE 4312 - Agricultural Marketing Analysis 
  • AGBE 4313 - Agricultural Finance 
  • AGBE 4328 - Futures and Options 
  • AGBE 4365 - Advanced Agribusiness Management 
  • ACCT 3311 - Federal Tax Accounting I 
  • ACCT 3331 - Intermediate Accounting I 
  • ACCT 3332 - Intermediate Accounting II 
  • ACCT 3371 - Cost Accounting 

  • ACCT 4371 - Accounting & Financial Services Law  or
  • ACCT 4391 - Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting 

  • BUSI 3312 - Business Law 
  • BUSI 3319 - International Business 
  • ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • ECON 4312 - Money, Credit and Banking 
  • ECON 4341 - International Economics 
  • ECON 4342 - Economic Development 
  • FIN 1307 - Introduction to Personal Finance 
  • FIN 3320 - Business Finance 
  • FIN 3350 - Personal Financial Planning 
  • FIN 4315 - Contemporary Issues in Tax Planning and Finance 
  • MGT 3330 - Principles of Management 
  • MGT 3332 - New Venture Creation 
  • MGT 3333 - Small Business Management 
  • MKT 3340 - Principles of Marketing 
  • MKT 3342 - Consumer Behavior 
  • MKT 3346 - Personal Selling and Sales Promotion 
  • MKT 3350 - Evolutionary Marketing 
  • MKT 4340 - International Marketing 
  • MKT 4342 - Principles of Advertising 
  • MKT 4344 - Retail Marketing 
  • MKT 4346 - Sales Management 

Agriculture Component (9 hours)

  • ANSC 3374 - Principles of Nutrition 
  • ANSC 3375 - Feeds and Feeding (HAZ) 

  • ANSC 3340 - Reproductive Physiology  or
  • BIOL 3340 - Reproductive Physiology 

Equine Component (20 hours)

  • ANSC 1177 - Principles of Equitation 
  • ANSC 1178 - Horsemanship I 

  • ANSC 1274 - Western Horsemanship or
  • ANSC 1275 - English Riding and Jumping I 

  • ANSC 2374 - Equine Industry and Care of Horses 
  • ANSC 2375 - Selection and Evaluation of Horses 
  • ANSC 2377 - Equine Behavior Modification 
  • ANSC 4370 - Equine Science and Production 
  • ANSC 4473 - Equine Business Planning and Management 

Bachelor of Science Requirements (3 hours)

Three hours chosen from biology, chemistry, geology, geosciences, mathematics, physics or natural sciences.

Electives (18 hours)

 For Additional Information Please Contact:

Dr. John Pipkin at jpipkin@wtamu.edu

Dr. Lance Baker at lbaker@wtamu.edu

Coach Amanda Ellis at aellis@wtamu.edu

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WTAMU Box 60872, Canyon, TX  79016
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