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Agricultural Business and Economics Program

Major in Agricultural Business and Economics
(Major Code: 522)

Bachelor of Science B.S. Degree

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 or 1411, CHEM 1405 or 1411, MATH 1314 and ECON 2301 to satisfy core curriculum requirements.

Department Core (16 hours)

  • IDS 1071- Elementary Group Dynamics
  • AGBE 2317- Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics
  • AGRI or BIOL 3301- Genetics
  • AGRI 3318- Agricultural Statistics
  • ANSC 1319- Principles of Animal Science
  • PSES 1307- Principles of Plant Science

Agricultural Science Core (23 hours)

  • AGBE 3301 or 3304- Farm and Ranch Management or Agricultural Business Management
  • AGBE 3302- Marketing of Agricultural Products
  • AGRI 3330- Computer Applications in Agriculture
  • AGRI 4103- Senior Seminar
  • ANSC 1329- Food Science
  • ANSC 3374- Principals of Nutrition
  • PSES 2313- Economic Entomology
  • PSES 3411- Soils

Major Requirements (33 hours)

  • ACCT 2301 and 2302- Principles of Accounting I & II
  • AGBE 3301 or 3304- Farm and Ranch Management or Agricultural Business Management
  • AGBE 3320- Quantitative analysis in Agricultural and Environmental Economics
  • AGBE 4301 or 4311- Advanced Farm and Ranch Management or Agricultural Land Use and Appraisal
  • AGBE 4310- Agricultural Policy and Trade
  • AGBE 4312- Agricultural Marketing Analysis
  • AGBE 4313- Agricultural Finance
  • AGBE4316- Food and Fiber Marketing
  • AGBE 4328 or 4354- Futures and Options or Speculation in Agricultural Commodity Futures Markets
  • AGBE 4365- Advanced Business Management
  • BUSI 3312- Business Law

Electives (5-7 hours)

For Additional Information Please Contact:

Dr. Lal Almas at lalmas@wtamu.edu

Dr. Bridget Guerrero at bguerrero@wtamu.edu, or

Dr. Mallory Vestal at mvestal@wtamu.edu

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