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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food and Agricultural Business Major, BS in Agricultural and Resource Economics – Food Industry Management Concentration

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Compared to the base major, this concentration requires departmental courses in food industry management and marketing as well as food policy. A course in food laws and regulations is also required. This concentration would be appropriate for students interested in employment with companies engaged in the processing of agricultural commodities or the manufacturing, wholesaling, or retailing of food products.

uTrack Requirements

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.

Term 1

Credit Hours 14

Term 1 Milestone Notes

Term 2

Credit Hours 15

Term 2 Milestone Notes

Credit Hours 15

Term 3 Milestone Notes

Term 4

Credit Hours 15

Term 4 Milestone Notes

Term 5

Credit Hours 16

Term 5 Milestone Notes

Term 6

Credit Hours 15-16

Term 6 Milestone Notes

  • 300-level AREC Elective

Term 7

  • AREC Electives 6 Credit Hours
  • 6 Experiential Learning 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 19

Term 7 Milestone Notes

  • Apply to graduate

Term 8

  • 7 Unrestricted Electives 4-5 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 13-14

Term 8 Milestone Notes

  • No milestones

Total Credit Hours 122-124


  1. Natural Sciences  with Lab course chosen from the Volunteer Core  list.
  2. Chosen from the Volunteer Core  list. No more than two of the three Natural Science electives may be a Herbert College of Agriculture course.
  3. NUTR 100 * can also be used to satisfy Volunteer Core  Natural Sciences  requirement.
  4. Any 300-level or 400-level AREC courses. A maximum of three credit hours can be used from each of the following courses: AREC 356 , AREC 492 , AREC 493 , and AREC 499 .
  5. Nondepartmental Herbert College of Agriculture electives can also be used to satisfy Volunteer Core  Requirements.
  6. Chosen from AGNR 491  or AREC 356  or AREC 395  or AREC 492  or AREC 499 .
  7. Any courses not already required for the major.

* Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .

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