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  Dec 12, 2017
 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food and Agricultural Business Major, BS in Agricultural and Resource Economics


Advisors
Clark, Jensen, and Park

Students majoring in food and agricultural business are prepared for a wide variety of career opportunities. The focus of their studies is on the functioning of the agri-food sector in the global economic system and the economic principles for decision making by business managers, consumers, policymakers, and others within that sector. Students complete a curriculum designed to provide them with a broad-based education and the specialized skills necessary for a successful career in the agri-food industry or with a related organization or public agency. The curriculum builds upon the university-wide general education requirements by adding a set of directed electives from within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, a set of core courses from within the Haslam College of Business, and a set of required courses within the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Students customize their program by selecting among upper-division electives within the department. General elective hours in the curriculum allow flexibility for students to pursue a minor within some area of technical agriculture or another field such as communications. Students have ample opportunity to develop strong microcomputer skills and gain practical real-world experiences through case study analyses, the NAMA marketing team, internships, and extracurricular activities.

Students graduating with a major in food and agricultural business have many career options. Many graduates take positions in management or marketing with businesses involved in the farm input supply sector. This would include large multinational corporations that manufacture inputs such as machinery, chemicals, and feed, as well as local retailers of such items. Other graduates manage operations involved in the production of agricultural commodities or the processing of food products. Graduates also find career opportunities with food distribution and retailing companies serving as managers, marketing representatives, or in areas of customer service and public relations. Graduates are employed in financial institutions, insurance agencies, or real estate companies. Many industry organizations and government agencies also have employment opportunities for our graduates. It is not uncommon for our graduates to take positions with businesses that are outside the agri-food industry. Graduates also find themselves well prepared for graduate study in agricultural and resource economics or agribusiness management, as well as for professional programs such as law.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Resource Economics • Food and Agricultural Business Major


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
AREC 110   1 One general education elective*
1Biological Sciences Electives* 4  
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3  
MATH 123 * 3  
Term 2
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 One additional general education elective*
ENGL 102 * 3  
MATH 125 * 3  
NUTR 100 * 3  
PSYC 110 *, PSYC 117 *, POLS 102 *, SOCI 120 *, or SOCI 127 * 3  
Term 3
ACCT 200  or ACCT 207   3 ENGL 101 *
AGNR 291   1  
AREC 201 * 4  
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 , CMST 240 *, or CMST 247 * 3  
3Physical Sciences Electives* 4  
Term 4
AGNR 292   1 AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * or ECON 207 *
AREC 212   3  
FDST 100  or FDST 150 * 3  
3Physical Sciences Electives* 4  
STAT 201 * or STAT 207 * 3  
Term 5
ALEC 440 * or ENGL 360 * 3 AREC 212  
AREC 310 , AREC 320 , AREC 412   7 MATH 119   or MATH 123 * or MATH 125 *
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3  
5Nondepartmental CASNR Elective 3  
Term 6
AREC 324 , AREC 342 , AREC 350   9 ACCT 200  
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 300-level AREC Elective
5Nondepartmental CASNR Elective 3  
Term 7
Any 300-level Economics Elective 3 Apply to graduate
AREC 410   1  
6AREC Electives 6  
5Nondepartmental CASNR Elective 3  
7Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 8
AREC 442   3 No milestones
6AREC Electives 6  
7Unrestricted Electives 6  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Chosen from BIOL 101 *, BIOL 102 *.
2 Chosen from the University General Education list .
3 Chosen from CHEM 100 *, CHEM 110 *, CHEM 120 *, CHEM 130 *; ESS 210 ; GEOG 131 *, GEOG 132 *; GEOL 101 *, GEOL 102 *, GEOL 103 *.
4 If  FDST 150 * is used as a Cultures and Civilizations General Education elective, then FDST 100  must be completed to fulfill this requirement.
5 Chosen from any CASNR course with the following exceptions: (1) if ALEC 440 * or ESS 120 * or ESS 220 * or FDST 150 * are used to meet other requirements, they may not be used to meet this requirement; and (2) no more than three credit hours can be used from ALEC 492  or ANSC 360 * and ANSC 461 .
6 A maximum of three credit hours can be used from each of the following courses: AREC 356  , AREC 492  and AREC 493 .
7 Any courses not already required for the major.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Resource Economics • Food and Agricultural Business Major • Agricultural Equipment Systems Management Concentration


Advisors
Clark, Jensen, and Park

The agricultural equipment systems management concentration is a unique interdisciplinary program that combines courses from the food and agricultural business major with courses from Biosystems Engineering Technology. Students develop a high degree of technical expertise with respect to agricultural equipment, as well as the ability to apply sound business and economic principles to management of a business. Graduates are particularly well prepared for career opportunities in the agricultural machinery industry as dealership managers, as well as with agribusiness firms in operations management.

Students in this concentration are strongly encouraged to obtain an industry internship that will complement their academic program.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
AREC 110   1 One general education elective*
BIOL 111 * 4  
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3  
MATH 123 * 3  
Term 2
BIOL 112 * 4 One additional general education elective*
1Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
ENGL 102 * 3  
MATH 125 * 3  
PSYC 110 *, PSYC 117 *, POLS 102 *, SOCI 120 *, or SOCI 127 * 3  
Term 3
ACCT 200  or ACCT 207   3 ENGL 101 *
AGNR 291   1  
AREC 201 * 4  
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 * 4  
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 , CMST 240 *, or CMST 247 * 3  
Term 4
AGNR 292   1 AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * or ECON 207 *
AREC 212   3  
ESS 210   4  
PHYS 161 * 3  
STAT 201 * or STAT 207 * 3  
Term 5
ALEC 440 * or ENGL 360 * 3 AREC 212  
AREC 310 , AREC 320   4 MATH 119  or MATH 123 * or MATH 125 *
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3  
BSET 202   3  
ESS 424   3  
Term 6
AREC 324 , AREC 342 , AREC 350   9 300-level AREC Elective
1Arts and Humanities Elective * 3  
BSET 326   3  
Term 7
Any 300-level Economics Elective 3 Apply to graduate
AREC 410 , AREC 412   4  
2AREC Electives 9  
Term 8
AREC 442   3 No milestones
BSET 432 , BSET 452 , BSET 462   9  
3Unrestricted Elective 2  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Chosen from the University General Education list .
2 A maximum of three credit hours can be used from each of the following courses: AREC 356 AREC 492  and AREC 493 .
3 Any courses not already required for the major.