About the Program
The Data and Information Systems concentration supports the growing data and information need in agriculture and is structured so that students can readily obtain the Computer and Information Systems minor. Industry is seeking graduates who understand cropping and animal agriculture; they also wish they had stronger information technology skills such as programming, app development, and data handling. This concentration addresses this need and complements the facility and equipment technology focus of the ASM major. Students will still also get the Food and Agribusiness Management Minor.
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
Watch a video and take a look at some senior projects. We hope to see you in ABE soon!
Agricultural Systems Management Major Change (CODO) Requirements
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; ARAB-Arabic; CHNS-Chinese; FR-French; GER-German; GREK-Greek(Ancient); HEBR-Hebrew(Biblical); HEBR-Hebrew(Modern); ITAL-Italian; JPNS-Japenese; KOR-Korean; LATN-Latin; PTGS=Portuguese; RUSS-Russian; SPAN-Spanish)
The ♦ course is considered critical.
In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major. Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful. These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”.