Agribusiness: Farm and Ranch Management, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. 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 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Select one of the following:3
Business Calculus (A) 1,5
Calculus for Technology Programs I (A) 1,5
Calculus I (A) 1,5
STAT 2023Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A) (or equivalent STAT course designated A) 1,53
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Seven hours from:7
One course in CHEM or other course designated (L/N) 1,5
One course designated (N) 1,5
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 1,53
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
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 Seminar 51
From two of the following groups, select one course:6
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
Applied Ecology and Conservation
Elements of Environmental Science (N)
Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules
Biochemistry I
Introduction to Landscape Architecture
Written & Oral Communications
Select one of the following:3
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 5
Writing and Editing for Agricultural Publications 5
Written Communication 5
Business Communication for International Students 5
Technical Writing 2,5
Select one of the following: 33
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S) 5
Introduction to Speech Communication (S) 5
Elements of Persuasion (S) 5
Hours Subtotal13
Major Requirements
Core Courses
6 credit hours of ACCT classes covering Financial and Managerial Accounting. Students cannot use a combination of both ACCT 2103 and ACCT 2003. 56
AGEC 1101Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Experience 51
AGEC 3101Professional Career Development 51
AGEC 3213Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Economics 53
AGEC 3333Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis 53
AGEC 3423Farm and Agribusiness Management 53
AGEC 3603Agricultural Finance 5 3
AGEC 3713Agricultural Law 53
AGEC 4403Advanced Farm and Ranch Management3
6 additional hours from AGEC 4000 excluding AGEC 4990 56
ECON 2203Introduction to Macroeconomics 53
ECON 3113Intermediate Microeconomics 53
or ECON 3023 Managerial Economics
Select 6 upper division hours of the following:6
AGEC, ECON, MKTG 3213 or MGMT 3013
Related Courses
15 hours from the following course prefixes that are not used elsewhere with at least 9 of the 15 hours upper division:15
Hours Subtotal59
8 hours or hours to complete required total for degree 48
Hours Subtotal8
Total Hours120

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet General Education requirements.


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


If used as (S) course above, hours in this block 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


Hours meeting the Major core.

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 2029.