Recommended Academic Plan for Agribusiness Management (AG BM) at Commonwealth Campuses (other than Altoona)

Effective Date: Fall 2013

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
MATH 110 (GQ) Techniques of Calculus INotes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 140 (GQ) Calculus with Analytic Geometry INotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
1-3
1.5
General Education Course
3
Total credits 12.5-14.5

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

GN, GA, or GH
3
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ECON 102 (GS) Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or AG BM 101 (GS) Economic Principles of Agribusiness Decision MakingNotes for: AG BM 101

AG BM 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
4
1.5
Total credits 14.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

GN, GA, or GH
3
SCM 200 (GQ) Introduction to Statistics for BusinessNotes for: SCM 200

SCM 200

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 200 (GQ) Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
3
Elective
3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

GN, GA, or GH
3
3
Elective
3
3
or B A 241 Legal Environment of Business and B A 342 Socially Responsible, Sustainable and Ethical Business PracticeNotes for: B A 241

B A 241

For students enrolling in B A 241, B A 342 Socially Responsible, Sustainable and Ethical Business Practice must also be completed to meet the course requirements for the major.
3-4
Total credits 15-16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
AG BM 102 Economics of the Food SystemNotes for: AG BM 102

AG BM 102

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
AG BM 106 Agribusiness Problem SolvingNotes for: AG BM 106

AG BM 106

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Select 12 credits in a specialty area, in consultation with an adviser (at least 6 of these credits must be at the 300 or 400 level)
3
R SOC 011 (GS) Introductory Rural SociologyNotes for: R SOC 011

R SOC 011

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or SOC 001 (GS) Introductory SociologyNotes for: SOC 001

SOC 001

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
AG BM 302 Food Product MarketingNotes for: AG BM 302

AG BM 302

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

GN, GA, or GH
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Select 12 credits in a specialty area, in consultation with an adviser (at least 6 of these credits must be at the 300 or 400 level)
3
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
AGBM 400-level (Excluding AGBM 495A, AGBM 495B, and AGBM 496)
3
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

GN, GA, or GH
3
ENGL 202D (GWS) Effective Writing: Business WritingNotes for: ENGL 202D

ENGL 202D

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
AG BM 320 Markets and Prices: Analysis and ForecastingNotes for: AG BM 320

AG BM 320

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting Course (300-400 level)Notes for: Supporting Course (300-400 level)

Supporting Course (300-400 level)

Select 12 credits in a specialty area, in consultation with an adviser (at least 6 of these credits must be at the 300 or 400 level)
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
AGBM 400-level (Excluding AGBM 495A, AG BM 495B, and AGBM 496)
3
General Education CourseNotes for: General Education Course

General Education Course

GN, GA, or GH
3
3
Supporting Course (300-400 level)Notes for: Supporting Course (300-400 level)

Supporting Course (300-400 level)

Select 12 credits in a specialty area, in consultation with an adviser (at least 6 of these credits must be at the 300 or 400 level)
3
AG BM 308W Strategic Decision Making in AgribusinessNotes for: AG BM 308W

AG BM 308W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

Academic Advising Notes:

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

US and IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy the University’s United States/International Cultures requirements.

W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the University’s Writing across the Curriculum requirement.

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.

Only 15 credits of General Education requirements may be applied toward major requirements.

Consult with your academic advisor on scheduling patterns for courses taught each semester.

To schedule most courses in the Smeal College of Business, you must be a declared AGBM major. Please see your academic advisor for more information.

 

Update - Fall 2017

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

General Education Course
GN, GA, or GH
General Education Course
GN, GA, or GH
General Education Course
GN, GA, or GH
B A 241
For students enrolling in B A 241, B A 342 Socially Responsible, Sustainable and Ethical Business Practice must also be completed to meet the course requirements for the major.
Supporting Course
Select 12 credits in a specialty area, in consultation with an adviser (at least 6 of these credits must be at the 300 or 400 level)
General Education Course
GN, GA, or GH
Supporting Course
Select 12 credits in a specialty area, in consultation with an adviser (at least 6 of these credits must be at the 300 or 400 level)
General Education Course
GN, GA, or GH
Supporting Course (300-400 level)
Select 12 credits in a specialty area, in consultation with an adviser (at least 6 of these credits must be at the 300 or 400 level)
General Education Course
GN, GA, or GH
Supporting Course (300-400 level)
Select 12 credits in a specialty area, in consultation with an adviser (at least 6 of these credits must be at the 300 or 400 level)