Agribusiness: Pre-Veterinary Business Management, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Select one of the following:3
Business Calculus (A) 1
Calculus for Technology Programs I (A) 1
Calculus I (A) 1
STAT 2023Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A) (or equivalent STAT course designated (A)) 13
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)13
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Introductory Biology (LN)
General Chemistry (LN) 1
General Chemistry (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)0
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
From two of the following groups, select one course: 26
Group 1:
Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems
Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)
Elements of Forestry
Group 2:
Land, Life and the Environment (N)
Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)
Group 3:
Introduction to the Animal Sciences
Fundamentals of Food Science
Introduction to Entomology (LN)
Livestock Entomology
Group 4:
Introduction to Natural History (LN)
Ecology of Natural Resources
Elements of Environmental Science
Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules
Biochemistry I
Introduction to Landscape Architecture and Landscape Management
Written & Oral Communications
Select one of the following:3
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Written Communication
Business Communication for International Students
Technical Writing 3
Select one of the following:3
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Elements of Persuasion (S)
Hours Subtotal13
Major Requirements
Core Courses
ACCT 2103Financial Accounting3
AGEC 1101Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Experience1
AGEC 3101Professional Career Development1
AGEC 3213Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Economics3
AGEC 3333Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis3
AGEC 3423Farm and Agribusiness Management3
AGEC 3603Agricultural Finance3
AGEC 3713Agricultural Law3
Select one of the following:3
Animal Genetics
General Genetics
Plant Genetics and Biotechnology
ANSI 3543Principles of Animal Nutrition3
BIOC 3653Survey of Biochemistry3
Select one of the following:5
The Chemistry of Organic Compounds (or)
Organic Chemistry (and)
Organic Chemistry (and)
Organic Chemistry Lab
MICR 2123Introduction to Microbiology3
MICR 2132Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory2
PHYS 1114General Physics (LN)4
PHYS 1214General Physics (LN)4
Select one of the following:4
Animal Biology
Form and Function of Livestock and Poultry
Choose one of two alternatives16
Hours Subtotal67
0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree 4
Total Hours120

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet GE requirements.


Course cannot be used here and as an (N).


If ENGL 3323 Technical Writing is substituted for ENGL 1213 Composition II above; hours in this block are reduced by 3.


MATH 1483 Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A) or MATH 1513 College Algebra (A) may need to be taken as prerequisite to required Calculus course.


I. First Year of Professional Program

With the approval of the adviser, department head, and dean the student may use hours from an accredited dental, medical, optometry, osteopathic, pharmacy, podiatry, or veterinary medical school to complete degree

II. Without First Year of Professional Program

AGEC 4403Advanced Farm and Ranch Management3
or AGEC 4423 Advanced Agribusiness Management
ECON 2203Introduction to Macroeconomics3
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Microeconomics
Managerial Economics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Money and Banking
6 additional hours from AGEC 4000 level excluding AGEC 49906
1 additional hour1

Other Requirements

  • Exit interview with Head of Department of Agricultural Economics.
  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2023.