Mar 18, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog

Agribusiness: Commodity Marketing Concentration, BS

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About the Program

Increasing opportunities exist for agricultural graduates to enter managerial positions in business. These businesses may be large or small and may be organized as proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, or cooperatives. They include meat, dairy, and poultry processing industries, grain handling, feed manufacturing, and seed and fertilizer firms; transportation and storage concerns; and wholesale and retail food businesses. Although this Department of Agricultural Economics curriculum gives special emphasis to agriculturally related businesses, its requirements are broad enough to allow adequate preparation for nonagricultural businesses. This option also has enough flexibility to permit you to prepare for an international career in agricultural business and can serve as a foundation for graduate school.

Concentrations include:

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agrifinance
  • Agrimarketing
  • Commodity Marketing
  • Food Marketing

Agribusiness (multiple concentrations) Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (39 credits)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (63-64 credits)

Electives (17-18 credits)

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.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

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

Additional Degree Requirements

For supplemental information click here .

Program Requirements

15-16 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16 Credits

16 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

16 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

  • AGEC 42100 - Advanced Commodity Marketing
  • Food and Agribusiness Management Selective - Credit Hours: 4.00
  • Math/Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Agronomy or Animal Science Selective at 20000+ - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Written or Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

  • AGEC 30500 - Agricultural Prices
  • Agricultural Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 5.00

14 Credits

Spring 4th Year

12-13 Credits


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

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