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Applied Science And Basic Science
Agricultural Business (B.S.A.)
Agricultural Business (B.S.A.)

Agricultural Business (B.S.A.)

  • ID:ASU10004
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

For undergraduate, freshmen students:

  • The minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.3/4.0 on secondary/high school work.

For undergraduate, transfer students:

  • The minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.0/4.0 on post-secondary/university/college work

For undergraduate, post-degree students

  • The minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.0/4.0 on post-secondary/university/college work

English Requirements

Incoming international undergraduate students must meet one of the criteria’s set forth in the below chart.

  • Completion of A-State's ESL Program: 80% or above

  • Completion of CEA accredited language program: Completion certificate for completing all levels

  • Completion of HOFT Institute ESL Program: Completion certificate of the program

  • TOEFL-Paper Based*: 500

  • TOEFL-Paper Based, Revised*: 46

  • TOEFL-Internet Based***: 61

  • IELTS*: 5.5

  • PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic): 43

  • iTEP Academic Plus*: 4

  • EIKEN: Grade Pre-1

  • SAT scores**: 550 (total on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing score)

  • ACT scores**: 21 (total, and on reading and English sections)

  • High School Marks (India, Nepal, and Pakistan): 60% in English at X and XII in Certificate

  • High School Marks (Kenya): 75% in English in Grade 10 and Grade 12

  • IB (International Baccalaureate): 5, 6 or 7 on English: Literature or Language & Literature

  • High School Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia and New Zealand: Must have completed two years there and graduated

  • Duolingo English Test: 90

*Note: A-State's code is 6011

**Test scores cannot be older than 2 years

***Currently accepting TOEFL, internet based at home test.

Course Information

Our innovative program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business.  Graduates from our program are trained to work in the ever changing world economy and acquire enhanced marketability for a wide range of careers.  Our curriculum provides a common body of knowledge for students in Agricultural Economics and Business Administration while combining core courses from Agricultural and Applied Economics with business courses in Accounting, Marketing, Management, Finance, and Business Law to provide a strong foundation for careers in management of agricultural businesses.  In addition, our program includes application courses in business finance, marketing, commodity trading analysis, real estate appraisal, international trade, and natural resource economics.  Emphasis is placed on internship opportunities with public and private Agricultural Businesses where students gain experiential hands-on training in their chosen emphasis area.  Students in our undergraduate program may pursue graduate studies if they choose to do so.

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Year 1

Fall Semester                                                                                                                                           

Composition 1                                                                                                                                        

  • Making Connections in Agriculture                                                                                                                

  • Intro to Plant Science OR Intro to Animal Science                                                                                      

  • US History to 1876/ since 1876 or Intro to US Government                                                                      

  • Fine Arts: Music

  • Fine Arts: Theater

Fine Arts: Visual                                                                                                                                                                                        

Total Hours: 15                                                                                   

Spring Semester

  • Intro to Agribusiness

  • CHOOSE 1: World Civ to /since 1660; Intro Sociology; Intro Psychology; Intro to Politics; Intro World Geography; Intro Mass Communication

  • Microcomputer Applications or Intro to Computers

  • Oral Communications

Total Hours: 15

Fall Semester                                                                                       

  • Prin. of Macroeconomics

  • College Algebra

  • Free Elective any level

  • Biological Science/ Lab

  • Intro to Ag Systems Technology  

Total Hours: 15-16

Spring Semester

  • General Chemistry I and Lab OR Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry and Lab

  • Intro to World Lit I or II Or Intro to Philosophy

  • Applied AG Statistics or Applied Statistics

  • Prin. of Microeconomics

  • Business Calculus

Total Hours: 16                                                                                   

  • Intro Financial Accounting                                                                                                

  • Principles of Management or Organizational Behavior                                                                                  

  • Microeconomic Analysis                                                                                                   

  • Soils                                                                                                                                      

  • Management Information Systems                                                                                                                     

Total Hours:  15                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Spring Semester                                                                                                                                                            

  • Intro to Managerial Accounting                                                                                                                                                        

  • Agricultural Law or Legal Environment of Business                                                                                                                                      

  • Agricultural Finance                                                                                                                                                                   

  • Macroeconomic Analysis                                                                                                                                                          

  • AG Connections                                                                                                                                                                          

Total Hours: 15                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Year 4

Fall Semester                                                                                       

  • Ag Business Management                                                                                                                              

  • Money and Banking                                                                                                                                        

  • Business Finance                                                                                                                                             

  • Ag Biosystems I                                                                                                                                                

  • Commodity Futures                                                                                                                                                                   

Total Hours: 15                                                                                   

Total Upper-Level Hours: 45                                                           

Spring Semester

  • Agricultural Policy

  • Financial Institutions and Markets

  • AG Biosystems II

  • Marketing

  • Operations Management                                  

Total Hours:  15

Total Degree Hours: 121-122

Students requiring developmental course work based on low entrance exam scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET, COMPASS) may not be able to complete this program of study in eight (8) semesters. Developmental courses do not count toward total degree hours. Students having completed college level courses prior to enrollment will be assisted by their advisor in making appropriate substitutions.  In most cases, general education courses may be interchanged between semesters. A minimum of 45 hours of upper-level credit (3000-4000 level) is required for this degree. Mandatory state and institutional assessment exams will be required during your degree program. Failure to participate in required assessments may delay graduation.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our degree in Agricultural Business leads to exciting careers in:

  • Agribusiness Sales

  • Banking

  • Commodity Trading and Securities Trading

  • Production Management

  • Real Estate Appraisal

  • Farm and Ranch Management

  • General Business

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance: $1100 USD per year 

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