Dec 03, 2023
About the Program
Students completing a degree in Agribusiness must choose a concentration from five choices: Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Finance, Agricultural Marketing, Commodity Marketing, and Food Marketing. The Agribusiness Management concentration requires courses in supply chain management, human relations management, strategic management, and agricultural or business law. Students are prepared to enter managerial positions in a wide variety of agribusiness and non-agribusiness firms as Supply Chain Manager, Production Manager, Account Manager, Human Resource Specialist, and Facilities Location Manager.
Agricultural Economics Website
Agribusiness Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (60 credits)
Required Major Courses (25 credits)
Agribusiness Management Concentration Courses (15 credits)
Agricultural Economics Departmental Selectives (20 credits)
- AGEC Biological Science Selective - Credit Hours: 8.00
- AGEC Economics Selective (meets CoA Upper level Humanites/Social Science requirement) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- AGEC Food and Agribusiness Management Selective - Credit Hours: 6.00
- AGEC Additional Mathematics or Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
Agricultural Economics Department Supplemental Information
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (43-44 credits)
Electives (16-17 credits)
- Electives - Credit Hours: 16.00-17.00
College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements
Courses Not Applicable in Undergraduate Plans of Study - The following courses are not applicable as credit toward graduation in any College of Agriculture baccalaureate degree program: CHM 10000; ENGL 10000, 10900, 11100; ENGR 19100, 19200, 19300; MA 11100, 12300, 13300, 13400, 15100; 15555, PHYS 14900; STAT 11300, 11400; and all General Studies courses except GS 49000 - Discovery Park Undergraduate Research. Credits earned in one of the following course - MA 15200, 15300, 15400 or MA 15800 - may be used as an unrestricted elective in the College of Agriculture undergraduate plans of study, but may not be used as a Mathematics and Sciences elective.
University Core Requirements
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:
The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.
Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:
- Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
- Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
- Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)
For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
Fall 4th Year
- Agricultural Economics Selective (AGEC 20300:59999) - Credit Hours: 3.00
- AGEC Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Written or Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives - Credit Hours: 3.00
- 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.
World Language Courses
World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.
|ASL-American Sign Language
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