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2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Systems Management Minor

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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. 

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

  • Multiple opportunities for interaction with faculty in laboratories and in classes 
  • Student Competitions, Clubs, Global Experiences 
  • Personalized advising and attention from faculty 
  • Practical curriculum for industrial careers 
  • Great opportunities for internships and undergraduate research. 
  • Numerous departmental scholarships 
  • Excellent placement record and starting salaries 

Requirements for the Minor (18 credits)


  • Department Permission is not required to enroll in this minor.
  • No more than 6 credits of special problems (ASM 49000 and/or 59000) may apply to the minor and application of the special problems to the minor must be stated on the course contract form.


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