2019-2020 Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog

Agribusiness, B.S.

Agribusiness is over a $72 billion industry in Georgia and represents 16% of the state’s employment base. In Florida direct output from agribusiness exceeds $145 billion. Successful completion of this degree will prepare students for a wide array of exciting and challenging careers within agriculture. Career possibilities include sales and marketing in agriculture-related businesses, Extension and other government service careers, agricultural economics, financial institutions servicing agriculture, including local commercial banks, and agriculture production firms such as farms, ranches and livestock feeding companies. Students will learn the principles of managing land, people, money and other resources to produce a profit while servicing the consuming public and conserving our natural renewable resources.

Students in other majors may also earn a Minor in Agribusiness 

Core Curriculum: Areas A-E (42 hours)

See ABAC Core Curriculum , using Area D Non-Science option .

Foundational Agricultural Courses: 9 hours

Choose 9 hours from the following.

Directed Elective Courses: 6 hours

Choose 6 hours from the following.

Elective Courses: 15 hours

Choose 15 hours from the following (a minimum of 6 hours must be 3000- or 4000- level courses).

Total Hours Required for the Degree: 120 hours

Plus PHED 1100  and one PE activity course .


  • Students should follow their advisor’s recommendations for appropriate selections in Core Curriculum  Area A1 , Area A2 , and Area D .
  • Credit toward graduation not allowed for the following combinations of science courses:
    • Principles of Biology and non-Science Biology courses (see Biology Course Descriptions  for specifics),
    • Principles of Chemistry and non-Science Chemistry courses (see Chemistry Course Descriptions  for specifics), and
    • Principles of Physics and non-Science Physics courses (see Physics Course Descriptions  for specifics).
  • The maximum number of hours that will be awarded for credit for completion of internships is 9 credit hours.
  • When a course is authorized in multiple areas of a degree program, students completing the course to meet requirements of one area must take a different course in the subsequent area(s) to meet the requirements of the subsequent area(s) (i.e., No course can be counted multiple times in a degree program).
  • A baccalaureate degree program requires at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall. Upper division is defined as 3000- and 4000-level courses.