2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 23, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Agricultural Business (B.S.)

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Eluned Jones, Department Head
Department of Economics
DePuy Military Hall
E-mail: eluned.jones@sdstate.edu
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Program Information

The major in Agricultural Business prepares students to excel in the challenging environment of the modern agricultural industry. Graduates are creative, adaptable, and well educated in economics and management. The program combines education in management and economics with a strong technical knowledge in production agriculture and skills in problem solving. The curriculum emphasizes economic theory, agricultural business management, quantitative methods, and agricultural and biological science electives. Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in economics , business, or related fields are well prepared by this degree program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Agricultural Business graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of concepts of economics and management that underlie the food and agribusiness sectors in the global economy and commerce;
  • Demonstrate the application of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods from economics and management to decision-making;
  • Demonstrate the ability to incorporate business research and analysis in oral and written communication to diverse audiences; and
  • Demonstrate the capacity to evaluate ethical matters within the context of the discipline.

Academic Requirements

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in BADM 310 Business Finance, BADM 360 Organization and Management, BADM 460 Human Resource Management, and CSC/MGMT 325 Management Information Systems.

Course Delivery Format

The program offers courses on campus, with limited online coursework, usually during the summer.

Requirements for Agricultural Business Major: 120 Credits

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

System General Education Requirements

College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Requirements: 11

Students who wish to complete a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture must complete a minimum of 11 credits from the approved list of Group 1 courses in Agriculture .  Some departments require specific courses from the list, whereas others leave the selection entirely to the student and the advisor.

System General Education Requirements and/or major coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements.  Please review major requirements and the Group 1 list to determine if additional courses are required.


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120

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