Agribusiness: Natural Resources, 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
ENGL 1213Composition II3
or ENGL 1413 Critical Analysis and Writing II
or ENGL 3323 Technical Writing
American History & Government
HIST 1103Survey of American History3
or HIST 1483 American History to 1865 (H)
or HIST 1493 American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 2103Business Calculus (A) 1,43
or MATH 2123 Calculus for Technology Programs I (A)
or MATH 2144 Calculus I (A)
STAT 2023Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A) (or equivalent STAT course designated A) 1,43
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Seven hours from:7
One course in CHEM or other course designated (L/N) 1,4
One course designated (N) 1,4
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 1,43
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
At least one Diversity (D) course
At least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Course cannot be used here and as (N) course
AG 1011First Year Seminar 41
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 and Oral Communications
AGCM 3103Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 2,43
or AGCM 3113 Writing and Editing for Agricultural Publications
or BCOM 3113 Written Communication
or BCOM 3443 Business Communication for International Students
or ENGL 3323 Technical Writing
AGCM 3203Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S) 3,43
or SPCH 2713 Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
or SPCH 3733 Elements of Persuasion (S)
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. 46
AGEC 1101Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Experience 41
AGEC 3101Professional Career Development 41
AGEC 3213Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Economics 43
AGEC 3333Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis 43
AGEC 3423Farm and Agribusiness Management 43
AGEC 3503Natural Resource Economics3
AGEC 3603Agricultural Finance 43
AGEC 3713Agricultural Law 43
AGEC 4503Environmental Economics and Resource Development3
6 additional hours from AGEC 4000-level excluding AGEC 4990 46
ECON 2203Introduction to Macroeconomics 43
ECON 3113Intermediate Microeconomics 43
or ECON 3023 Managerial Economics
3 upper division hours from:3
AGEC, ECON, MKTG 3213 or MGMT 3013
Related Courses:
GEOG 4203Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems3
9 hours from the following courses:9
Land Measurement and Site Analysis
Agricultural Water Management
Economics of the Environment
Energy Economics: Traditional and Renewable Energy Markets
Land Measurement and Site Analysis
Environmental Soil Science
Climatology (N)
Meteorology (N)
Economic Meteorology
Conservation of Natural Resources (S)
Economic Geography (S)
Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
Geography of Grass-Dominated Ecosystems
Geography of Outdoor Recreation
Resource Management in the National Parks
Mapping in Modern Society
Remote Sensing
Geographic Information Systems: Resource Management Applications
Geographic Information Systems: Socioeconomic Applications
Geology and Human Affairs (LN)
Geology of the National Parks (N)
Environmental Geology (N)
NREM any upper-division
Applied Agricultural Meteorology
Environmental Law And Policy
Natural Resources and Environmental Policy
Recreation in the Natural Environment
Tourism in Recreation Settings
Environmental Sociology (S)
Environmental Soil Science
Soil and Water Conservation
Soil, Water, and Weather
Environmental Soil Chemistry
Hours Subtotal56
(or hours to complete required total for degree)
MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 may need to be taken as prerequisite to required Calculus course
Hours Subtotal11
Total Hours120

College and Departmental requirements that meet General Education requirements


If ENGL 3323 is substituted for ENGL 1213 above, hours in this block are reduced by 3


If used as (S) course above, hours in this block reduced by 3


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.