Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Agricultural Systems – Ag Business Concentration must have:

  • Achieved at least an associate-level degree
  • Completed the following courses prior to acceptance in the program:
    • ENGL& 101 – English Composition I
    • AGSC 201 – Basic Soil Science
    • ACCT& 201 – Principles of Accounting I (or AGBS 102 – Farm Records and Analysis)
    • At least one of the following plant science courses:
      • AGSC 113 – Cultivated Plants
      • AGSC 114 – Plant Physiology
      • BIOL& 213 – Plant Biology
    • At least one of the following economics courses:
      • AGBS 201/ECON& 201 – Microeconomics
      • AGBS 221 – Introduction to Food and Agricultural Markets
      • AGBS 222/POLS 222 – Agricultural and Water Policy

Note: Substitutions may apply for applicants with degrees from other colleges. Contact the Baccalaureate Navigator for assistance or questions regarding the entrance requirements.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements

60 Credits

Communications 15 Credits
ENGL& 101English Composition I5
ENGL& 235Technical Writing5
CMST 201 or CMST& 210Intercultural Communications or Interpersonal Communications5
CMST& 220Public Speaking5
Quantitative Skills 5 Credits
MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5
Humanities 10 Credits
PHIL 131Introduction to Ethics5
PHIL 330Professional Ethics5
Social Science 20 Credits
AGBS 201 or ECON& 201Microeconomics in Agriculture or Microeconomics5
AGBS 222/POLS 222Agricultural and Water Policy 5
ECON& 202Macroeconomics 5
BUS& 101Introduction to Business 5
Natural Science 10 Credits
AGSC 201Basic Soil Science5
AGSC 130Fundamental Agroecology 5

Lower Division Major Course Requirements

Lower Division Major Course Requirements

61 Credits

ACCT& 201Principles of Accounting I5
ACCT& 202 or BUS 210Principles of Accounting II or Principles of Marketing5
AGSC 113Cultivated Plants15
AGSC 140Agriculture Safety and Pesticides5
AGSC 202 or ANSC 224Soil Fertility and Management or Pasture and Range Management5
AGSC 230 or ANSC 115Plant Diseases and Insects or Animal Health and Disease5
AGBS 108 or CS 110Computers in Agriculture or Introduction to Computers and Applications5
AGBS 210Fundamentals of Selling and Customer Service5
AGBS 220Introduction to Finance5
AGBS 221Introduction to Food and Agricultural Markets 5
BUS 157 or AGBS 211/BUS 194Human Relations in Business or Small Business Management 5
BUS& 201Business Law 5
Agricultural Systems Elective21
1AGSC 114 or BIOL& 213 can be substituted for AGSC 113

2Students will work with the Baccalaureate Navigator to select an approved Agricultural Systems elective.

Upper Division Major Course Requirements

Upper Division Major Course Requirements

62 Credits

BUS 300 or 310Foundations of Management or Foundations of Leadership5
BUS 350 or  450Entrepreneurial Finance or  Financial Management5
BUS 360 or  410Project Management or  Operations Management and Logistics5
BUS Elective110
AGSY 310Principles of Sustainability5
AGSY 440Advanced Cropping Systems I5
AGSY 450Advanced Cropping Systems II10
AGSY Electives110
AGSY 494Capstone Project Design6
AGSY 495Agricultural Systems Capstone1
 Students should work with the Baccalaureate Navigator to select appropriate elective courses.
 Total Credits 183

Note: Students may begin upper division coursework in the fall or winter quarter. Part-time options are available. Please contact the Baccalaureate Navigator for details.