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Agribusiness and Agricultural Systems Technology Dual Major - BS

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  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
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To graduate with a dual major in Agribusiness and Agricultural Systems Technology a student must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is STAT 2300: Business Statistics (QL) .

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 1600: Natural Resources and American Economic Institutions (BAI)   3     APEC 2010: Introduction to Microeconomics (BSS)   3    
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course   3   ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)    3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     STAT 2000 - Statistical Methods (QI)  or STAT 2300: Business Statistics (QL)   4  or 4    
Elective  2   Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3  
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)  4     Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3  
           
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ACCT 2010: Financial Accounting Principles   3     APEC 2310: Small Firm Management   3    
ASTE 1010: Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology   3     ASTE 2200: Electricity in Agricultural Systems    3     
Elective 3   DATA 1100 - Excel for Business Analysis   1    
APEC 2120 - Small Firm Accounting Basics   3     DATA 2100 - Data and Information in Business   3    
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)  4     BUSN 2050 - Business Law    4    
      Elective 1  
Total Recommended Credits: 16   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science  4     APEC 3010: Introduction to Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (DSS)  3   
APEC 3012: Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics (DSS)    3     ASTE 3440: Science, Technology, and Modern Society (DSC)  3    
APEC 3310: Analytical Methods in Applied Economics (QI)   3     APEC 2830 - Agribusiness Sales and Marketing  or GEOG 2800 - Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences  or LAEP 3300 - GIS for Environmental Planning * *See comments below
ASTE 5260: Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Systems (CI)    3     ASTE 3080: Compact Power Units for Agricultural and Turfgrass Applications  3    
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course   3   Elective  3  
           
Total Recommended Credits: 16   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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*APEC 2830 (Spring), GEOG 2800 (Fall, Spring), LAPE 3300 (Fall)

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 5010: Firm Marketing and Price Analysis (QI)   3     APEC 5000 - International Trade and Finance    3    
APEC 5015: Applied Economics for Decision Making (QI)  3     APEC 5020: Strategic Firm Management (CI)   3    
ASTE 3030: Metal Welding Processes and Technology in Agriculture   3     TEE 1200: Computer-Aided Drafting and Design  3    
ASTE 3050 - Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)   3     ASTE 4100 - Agricultural Structures and Environment (QI)    3    
Elective 3   APEC 5940: U.S. Agricultural Policy Analysis  or APEC 5950 - Applied Economics Policy Analysis   3  or 3    
Total Recommended Credits: 15   Total Recommended Credits: 15  
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Required Courses


All courses required for the Agribusiness Major, Agricultural Systems option must be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course. With some additional coursework, students may earn a dual major in Agricultural Systems Technology. To graduate with a dual major in Agribusiness and Agricultural Systems Technology, a student must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Note: Student transcripts and diplomas will list both the Agribusiness major and the Agricultural Systems Technology major.