2019-2020 Catalog 
    May 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog

Agriculture, Agricultural Technology and Systems Management (ATSM) track, B.S.

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Successful completion of the Agricultural Technology and Systems Management (ATSM) track of Agriculture will prepare students for technical careers focused on the sales or management in the production, processing, or manufacturing of agricultural materials. These careers may be related to crop production, extension, precision agriculture, irrigation management, design and testing of equipment, and many other positions related to commercial agriculture. Students will combine an understanding of the agricultural, biological, and physical sciences with business, managerial, and technical skills.

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 Science option .

Elective Courses: 12 hours

Choose 12 hours from the following (a minimum of 3 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.

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