Agriculture Business & Management

 

This Associate of Applied Science Degree program is designed to prepare the student as a manager, salesperson, or self-employed dealer in the field of agriculture or agriculture related business.

This Capstone program will transfer into the College of Agriculture program at SIU-C. Interested students should seek advisement.

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Graduates of the AGR 2215 Agriculture Business and Management program will be able to:

 

  • Examine the relationship between inputs and outputs in the agriculture field to make effective and profitable decisions. (Problem Solving)
  • Analyze the changing, contemporary agribusiness economic environment (Research and Literacy)
  • Exhibit how employer characteristics and decision-making at various levels enhance the success of an agricultural enterprise. (Personal Growth and Responsibility)
  • Recognize the importance of the impact of globalization and diversity in modern agriculture organizations. (Global & Cultural Awareness)
  • Express agriculture inputs, processes, and outputs both orally and in writing to identified stakeholders. (Communication)

 

First Year

 

FALL SEMESTERCredit Hours
AGR 113Introduction to Soil Science4
AGR 116Agricultural Economics3
COM 111Business Computer Systems4
ENG 111English Composition I3
TOTAL HOURS14
SPRING SEMESTERCredit Hours
AGR 112Introduction to Crop Science4
ACC 111Financial Accounting4
MAT 116College Algebra4
PSY 211Introduction to Psychology3
SPC 111 or SPC 210Speech or Interpersonal Communication3
TOTAL HOURS18

 

Second Year

 

FALL SEMESTERCredit Hours
AGR 111Introduction to Horticulture3
AGR 117Conservation of Natural Resources3
AGR 228Wildlife Management3
AGR 235Tree Identification Lab2
Humanities Elective3
TOTAL HOURS14
SPRING SEMESTERCredit Hours
AGR 115Intro to Animal Science4
AGR 145Introduction to Agribusiness Management3
AGR 211Technology in Agriculture3
ECO 211 or ECO 212Introduction to Macroeconomics or Introduction to Microeconomics3
AGR 197Agriculture Internship2
TOTAL HOURS15

 

Transfer Options

Students interested in attending SIUC and majoring in the following majors may choose to take the following courses prior to transfer:

Ag Systems and Ag Production may choose to take CHE 111 and 113, Fine Arts and a Multicultural course
Ag Systems and Ag Technology and General Ag may choose to take CHE 111, Fine Arts, and a Multicultural course

Students interested in SEMO and majoring in the following majors may choose to take the following courses prior to transfer:

Ag Business: ENG 112, HIS 214 or 215, CHE 111, PSY 217
Ag Education: ENG 112, HIS 214 or 215, CHE 111, PSY 217

 

Possible Career Opportunities

Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquaculture operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities.

 


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