2019-2020 Catalog 
    Oct 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

Agriculture, General track, B.S.

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A degree in Agriculture with a diversified curriculum can be a path to a number of careers within ag- and environment-focused private/public companies and state or federal agencies.  Agribusiness is over a $72 billion industry in Georgia and represents 16% of the state’s employment base.  Career targets include agriculture supply and manufacturing companies; cotton gins; financial institutions servicing agriculture, including local commercial banks; ag-related marketing businesses; livestock or seedstock sales companies and livestock cooperatives; food processors; 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 Agriculture .

Core Curriculum: Areas A-E (42 hours)

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

Elective Courses: 27 hours

Choose 27 hours from the following: (a minimum of 12 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:
  • 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.

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