Agribusiness: Pre-Veterinary Business 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)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Introductory Biology (N)
and Introductory Biology Laboratory (LN)
or BIOL 1114 Introductory Biology (LN)
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN) 14
CHEM 1515Chemistry II (LN)5
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 1,53
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 Seminar 51
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
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 3,5
Select one of the following:3
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
Select one of the following options:3
Survey of Accounting 5
Financial Accounting
and Managerial Accounting 5
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 53
AGEC 3713Agricultural Law 53
ANSI 3423Animal Genetics3
or BIOL 3023 General Genetics
or PLNT 3554 Plant Genetics and Biotechnology
ANSI 3543Principles of Animal Nutrition3
BIOC 3653Survey of Biochemistry3
Select 5 hours of upper division organic chemistry:5
Survey of Organic Chemistry
and Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
MICR 2123Introduction to Microbiology3
MICR 2132Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory2
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN)4
PHYS 1214College Physics II (LN)4
BIOL 1604Animal Biology4
or BIOL 3204 Physiology
or ANSI 3414 Form and Function of Livestock and Poultry
Choose one of two alternatives16
Hours Subtotal67
0 hours to complete required total for degree 4
Total Hours120

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


Hours meeting the Major core.


I. First Year of Professional Program

With the approval of the advisor, 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 Macroeconomics 53
Select one of the following:3
ECON 3113Intermediate Microeconomics 53
or ECON 3023 Managerial Economics
6 additional hours from AGEC 4000-level excluding AGEC 4990 56
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 2029.