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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Systems Management, BS


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About the Program

Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) prepares individuals to organize and manage environmentally sound, technology-based businesses. The program’s emphasis is on planning and directing an industry or business project with responsibility for results. ASM is based on an understanding of how equipment and buildings are used with plants and animals and their products. These processes require an understanding of the biological sciences to produce and maintain top product quality.

Computer skills are taught and used throughout the curriculum. Computers are used to collect and analyze data, and then using that information, to control machines and processes. Other uses involve planning layouts of equipment and buildings, creating graphics for reports, etc. Agricultural Systems Management students also take several of courses in communications, business management and agricultural sciences, in addition to their specialty courses based in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department. The program provides an in-depth technical knowledge for selecting and applying advanced technologies in the food, feed, fiber, and fuel system. Graduates are prepared to solve a wide variety of business and technical problems in a job field that continues to grow.
 
Agricultural Systems Management students also take several of courses in communications, business management and agricultural sciences, in addition to their specialty courses based in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department. The program provides an in-depth technical knowledge for selecting and applying advanced technologies in the food, feed, fiber, and fuel system. Graduates are prepared to solve a wide variety of business and technical problems in a job field that continues to grow. 

Some of the factors that contribute to Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Purdue University being a top ranked program:

  • Multiple opportunitires for interaction with faculty in laboratories and in classes
  • Student Competitions, Clubs, Global Experiences
  • Personalized advising and attention from faculty
  • Practical curriculum for indutrial careers
  • Freat opportunities for scholarships and internships
  • Excellent placement record and starting salaries

Watch a video and take a look at some senior projects.  We hope to see you in ABE soon!

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Agricultural Systems Management  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

120 credits required for graduation

Departmental/Program Major Courses (119 credits)


Major Selectives (12 credits)


  • ASM Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ASM Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ASM Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ASM 40000+ Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (85 credits)


Electives (1 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree


College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 9 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

Program Requirements


16 Credits


16 Credits


14 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


14 Credits


Spring 4th Year


13 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Official and complete prerequisite lists are in the course catalog; the incomplete listing presented here regards this program and course sequencing.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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