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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sales and Marketing, BS

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About the Program

Sales and marketing graduate complete a degree program with a focus in sales, marketing, and management that give them the ability to enter numerous entry-level sales positions for agricultural and non-agricultural firms.  These positions lead to professional careers in sales or marketing management. A wide spectrum of agricultural marketing organizations, food manufacturing companies, and farm supply industries are marketing-oriented and depend extensively on agricultural graduates who are well-trained in marketing tools and concepts.

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Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (100-101 credits)

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

Electives (19-20 credits)

  • Elective - Credit Hours: 19.00-20.00

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.

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 Requirements

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Program Requirements

15-16 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

16 Credits

15 Credits

16 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

13 Credits

Spring 4th Year

13-14 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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