May 20, 2024  
General Catalog 2022-2023 
General Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Business, B.S.

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Agricultural Business, Major Requirements

Major (60-61 units)

Agricultural Foundation (9 units)

Select 9 units of courses from any of the following areas:

Career Specialty (9 units)

A required concentration of upper-division units in agricultural economics is selected to match the student’s career goal in consultation with the student’s assigned faculty advisor. (See major program of study advising check sheet for elective course listings in various subfields.

Additional Requirement (0-1 unit)

Agricultural Business majors must take the following courses, which also satisfy General Education requirements:

General Education requirements (48 units)

Other Requirements (9 units)

American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 ), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing

Total Units (120)*

* Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies) (See Degree Requirements); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.

* G.E. and MI courses can be double counted with major requirements. See advisor for details.

Grade requirements. Students majoring in agricultural business must earn a grade of C or better in each of the lower-division AGBS courses used to satisfy the Business Management Base and the Additional Requirements in the major.


Advising Notes

  1. New students should request the Advising Information brochure that includes a program-of-study check sheet and explanatory notes about requirements for the major.
  2. All students are assigned a faculty advisor. Consult the department bulletin board for the current listing. Make an appointment each semester to review your academic record and to schedule remaining courses in order to graduate in a timely manner.
  3. Prospective transfer students should consult with a community college academic advisor about their program of study to determine which California State University, Fresno AGBS courses are articulated as equivalent for lower-division credit. Transfer students may also consult ASSIST, the statewide articulations database,
  4. Credits earned for articulated community college courses do not count toward upper-division units in the major.
  5. Students intending to pursue graduate study in agricultural economics or agribusiness should include approved courses in intermediate macroeconomic theory, differential and integral calculus, inferential statistics, and linear regression in their bachelor’s degree program.
  6. A double major of agricultural business with animal sciences, food and nutritional sciences, or plant science must have36 mutually exclusive units (including a minimum of 18 upper division). A double major requires the approval of the department chairs administering these programs of study. Elective units may be applied (i.e., double counted) toward a second major or a minor. (See Double Major or Minor in this catalog and consult with the appropriate department advisor.)
  7. Unit limits for courses included in the major exist for AGBS 80 /AGBS 180  (4 units combined maximum allowed) and AGBS 194I  (3 units maximum allowed).

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