The Agribusiness degree program offers several options indicated below as well as a minor. This program prepares students to join the labor force or to continue on to graduate studies. The program allows students to specialize in management, sales, nutrition and sustainable development in the food and fiber industry. The curriculum provides flexibility and opportunities to grasp the basic skill required in the agribusiness sector of the economy with opportunities for graduate studies on agricultural economics, agricultural education, business management, and more. For a sample curriculum balance sheet for this program, please CLICK HERE.
Agricultural Economics Option: Graduates will have the skills to examine data and statistics to identify trends in economic activity, conduct research and make predictions. These professionals can work in academia, private industry, or government agencies.
Management and Marketing Option: Students gain broad-based knowledge in management, marketing,and finance. Graduates will be employed as managers in marketing, sales, advertising, and promotion of products or services.
Sustainable Agriculture Option: This interdisciplinary option provides students with knowledge in sustainable agriculture and management and business management skills.
Farm and Cooperative Entrepreneurship Option: Students gain knowledge about the structure of cooperatives and the skills to work in management, marketing and other departments in cooperatives.
Animal Science Option: This option provides students with knowledge in science of animal production and management to supplement their business management skills. This option provides a foundation for careers in industry, extension, agricultural marketing, and more!
Natural Resources Option: This interdisciplinary option provides students with a broad-based scientific background and use of natural resources and business management skills. Students will be prepared for careers in conservation and resource management.
Food and Nutrition Option: This interdisciplinary option provides a broad nutrition background with business management skills. Under this option, students will be prepared for exiting careers in food processing industry.
Education Option: This interdisciplinary option provides students with knowledge in business management and teaching. The graduates will be teaching business in middle and high school.