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2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Agricultural Business Concentration - Business Administration B.S.

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View information for the Business Administration B.S. , including Learning Objectives for the program and its concentrations.

Al Petrosky, Ph.D., Adviser

Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall — DBH 223
Phone: (209) 667-3019

Mark E. Bender, Ph.D., Coordinator

Office: Bizzini Hall 108A
Phone: (209) 664-6648

The concentration in Agricultural Business is available to students earning the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration .

This concentration will provide upper-division undergraduate students with the opportunity to specialize in the management of agricultural business to prepare for careers in farm management, agriculturally oriented financial institutions, and businesses primarily in agriculturally related products. The concentration provides for a seamless two-plus-two transition for students transferring from many community college agricultural programs, while fulfilling the prerequisites for the Business Administration core.


1. Complete University General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

(51 units minimum)

2. Complete the prerequisites to the concentration.

3. Complete the prerequisites to the Business Administration major.

4. Complete BUS 3100 Business Technical Writing Communication (WP).

5. Complete the Business Administration core.

6. Complete the concentration.

Prerequisites to the Concentration

The following courses are prerequisites to the Agricultural Business concentration. Those which count toward University lower-division General Education requirements

  • Introduction to Plant Science (G.E. area B2)
  • Soils (G.E. area B1)
  • Agricultural Economics (G.E. area D2)

Note: Community college Agricultural Program prerequisites must be approved in order to satisfy the G.E. requirements listed in parentheses. Verify information at the Enrollment Services Office or the transfer center at the community college.

Additional prerequisites to the concentration include:

  • Introduction to Animal Science
  • Agricultural Marketing or Sales
  • Lower-division agriculture elective (3 units)

The Concentration

(18-19 units)

Each course must be completed with a grade of C- or better.


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