Plant and Soil Sciences: Agronomic Business, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. 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)
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A) 13
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN) 14
or CHEM 1215 Chemical Principles I (LN)
Course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)9
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 Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
ENTO 2993Introduction to Entomology (LN)3
or ANSI 1124 Introduction to the Animal Sciences
PLNT 1213Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems3
Additional Requirements
CHEM 1515Chemistry II (LN) 25
or CHEM 1225 Chemical Principles II (LN)
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
MATH 1513College Algebra (A) 33
or MATH 2103 Business Calculus (A)
Written and 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 4
Select one of the following:3
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Elements of Persuasion (S) 5
Hours Subtotal25
Major Requirements
Core Courses
PBIO 1404Plant Biology (LN)4
PLNT 1101Orientation to Plant and Soil Sciences1
PLNT 2013Applied Plant Science3
PLNT 2041Career Development in Plant and Soil Sciences1
PLNT 4013Principles of Weed Science3
PLNT 4123Plant-Environment Interactions3
or PLNT 4573 Bioenergy Feedstock Production
PLNT 4470Problems and Special Study4
PLNT 4571Professional Preparation in Plant and Soil Sciences1
PLNT 4080Professional Internship3
or PLNT 4990 Senior Thesis in Plant and Soil Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Rangeland and Pasture Utilization
Rangeland and Pasture Utilization
Bioenergy Feedstock Production
Select one of the following:4
Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules
CHEM 3015
Descriptive Physics (N)
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
SOIL 4213Precision Agriculture3
SOIL 4234Soil Nutrient Management4
AGEC 3323Agricultural Product Marketing and Sales3
AGEC 3713Agricultural Law3
ACCT 2103Financial Accounting3
or AGEC 3183 Agribusiness Accounting and Taxation
Related Courses
Select 5 hours of the following:5
Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis
Agricultural Small Business Management
Agricultural Cooperatives
Natural Resource Economics
Agricultural Finance
Issues in Agricultural Policy
Commodity Futures Markets
Advanced Farm and Ranch Management
Advanced Agribusiness Management
Environmental Economics and Resource Development
Farm Appraisal
American Agricultural Policy
EEE 3020
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Behavior
Women and Minority Entrepreneurship
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Dilemmas and Debates in Entrepreneurship
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Emerging Enterprise Consulting
Social Entrepreneurship
EEE 4483
EEE 4513
Growing Small and Family Ventures
Entrepreneurship Practicum
Venture Capital
Imagination in Entrepreneurship
Economics of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Hours Subtotal55
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • 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 2026.