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BS-AGBS - Agribusiness, B.S.

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Ag and Natural Resources

Program Description

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.

A minimum grade of C is required in all Agricultural Economics (AECO prefix) courses.

Students in other majors may also earn a Minor in Agribusiness.


The Agribusiness program requires 120 semester credit hours plus course and one PE activity course for a total of 123 semester credit hours.



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Additional Information


  • Students should follow their advisor’s recommendations for appropriate selections in Core Curriculum Area A1 - Communication Outcomes (IMPACTS: Communicating in Writing), Area A2 - Quantitative Outcomes (IMPACTS: Mathematics and Quantitative Skills), and Area D - Natural Science, Mathematics, and Technology (IMPACTS: Technology, Mathematics & Sciences).

  • 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.