UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Agricultural Business Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. Agricultural Business Major.

Visit the Agricultural Economics Department page to learn more about the program.


Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman Year

AGEC 101 Economics and Management in Agriculture - 3
ANSC 111 Introduction to Animal Science - 3
ENGL 100 Academic Reading & Writing (GenEd CW) - 3
ESM 105 Introduction to Environmental Studies - 3
(one of the following depending on Math Placement Score
)
MATH 146 College Algebra (GenEd M)
or MATH 156 Business Calculus (GenEd M)
or MATH 149 Precalculus (GenEd M) - 3 or 4
Total semester credits - 15 or 16

AGEC 230 Agricultural Economics I (Agriculture Foundation Course) - 3
CROP 161 Introduction to Plant Science (Agriculture Foundation Course) - 3
CSTA 116 Business and Professional Communication (GenEd CS) - 3
GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology (GenEd S) - 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology (GenEd SB) - 3
P ED 108 Health and Fitness for Life (GenEd HW) - 1
Total semester credits - 15

Sophomore Year

AGEC 240 Cooperatives - 2
or ECON 202 Macroeconomics - 3
AGEC 345 Agricultural Law - 3
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I - 5
ENGL 200 Reading, Writing and the Disciplines (GenEd CW) - 3
Total semester credits - 16

AGEN 150 Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (Agriculture Foundation Course) - 3
AGEC 250 World Food and Population - 3
AGEC 305 Agricultural Business Accounting - 3
GEOG 120 Human Geography (GenEd SS) - 3
MUS 100 Understanding Music (GenEd HF) - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Junior
Year

AGEC 320 Statistical Methods - 3
AGEC 355 Agricultural Markets and Prices - 3
AGEC 360 Farm Management - 3
SOIL 120 Introductory Soil Science (Agriculture Foundation Course) - 3
Physical Education Activity (GenEd HW) - 0.5
Course in minor/emphasis - 3
Total semester credits - 15.5

AFES 310 Agriculture Human Resource Management - 3
AGEC 365 Agricultural Finance - 3
AGEC 455 Commodity Marketing - 3
CSTA 105-Introduction to Theatre and Drama (GenEd HF) - 3
Physical Education Activity (GenEd HW) - 0.5
Course for minor/emphasis - 3
Total semester credits - 15.5

Senior
Year

AGEC 440 Agricultural Policy I - 3
AGEC 460 Agribusiness Firm Management - 3
AFES 492 Experiential Learning in Agriculture (GenEd MD) - 3
Courses in minor area - 6
Total semester credits - 15

AGEC 410 Professional Selling - 3
AGEC 450 Introduction to Natural Resource Economics - 3
MNGT 330 Managing Workplace Diversity (ACD, Diversity Requirement) - 3
Interdisciplinary senior capstone course - 2
General elective courses - 3
Total semester credits - 14

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education - 41-43 cr.
Agriculture Foundation Courses - 15 cr.
Major Requirements - 41-42 cr.
Required Supporting Courses - 6-7 cr.
Directed Electives - 15 cr.
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.

 

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four years. After consulting with their advisers students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.

  • CW Communication - Reading and Writing
  • CS Communication - Speaking and Listening
  • CA Advanced Communication
  • SB Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • HF Humanities and Fine Arts
  • M Mathematics
  • SL Scientific Investigation
  • S Sciences
  • MD Multidisciplinary Inquiry
  • HW Personal Health and Wellness
  • EC Ethical Citizenship