Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.S.A.G.) Major in Agricultural Business and Management

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. Students cannot enroll in upper-level (3000 or 4000) agriculture courses until they have successfully completed MATH 1315 or MATH 1319, and CHEM 1341 and CHEM 1141.
  2. If two years of the same modern language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of modern language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirement will be added to the student's degree audit.

  3. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  4. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  5. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses. 

  6. For transfer students, 36 semester credit hours may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Agricultural Business and Management Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.S.A.G.) degree with a major in Agricultural Business and Management at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. If transferring additional courses please contact the College of Applied Arts Academic Advising Center for assistance. The transferable Texas Common Course Numbers (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course numbers in the following course list.

    MATH 1319Mathematics for Business and Economics I3
    or MATH 1315 College Algebra
    TCCN: MATH 1324 or MATH 1314
    AG 1445Basic Animal Science (or AG ELNA 3 hour and AG ELNA 1 hour)4
    TCCN: AGRI 1419 or (AGRI 1319 and AGRI 1119)
    CHEM 1341
    CHEM 1141
    General Chemistry I
    and General Chemistry Laboratory I
    4
    TCCN: CHEM 1411 (or CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1111)
    ECO 2315Principles of Macroeconomics3
    TCCN: ECON 2301
    CIS 1323Introduction to Microcomputer Applications3
    or AG 2390 Computer Applications in Agriculture
    TCCN: BCIS 1305 or AGRI 1309
    AG 2383Introduction to Agricultural Economics3
    TCCN: AGRI 2317
    ACC 2361Introduction to Financial Accounting3
    TCCN: ACCT 2301
    ACC 2362Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
    TCCN: ACCT 2302
    AG ELNA3
    TCCN: AGRI 1325
    AG 2379General Horticulture (and AG ELNA 1 hour)4
    or AG 2313 Agronomic Crops
    TCCN: AGRI 1415; or AGRI 1315 and AGRI 1115; or AGRI 1307 and AGRI 1107
    MATH 2328Elementary Statistics3
    or MATH 1329 Mathematics for Business and Economics II
    TCCN: MATH 1342 or MATH 1325
    Total Hours36

Course Requirements

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
US 11001Communication Component Code 0103
Communication Component Code 0103BIO 1330 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN BIOL 1306])3
AG 1110 (TCCN AGRI 1131)11BIO 1130 (TCCN BIOL 1106)1
MATH 1315, 1319, or 2417 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 1314])3AG 2390 (TCCN AGRI 1309)13
AG 1445 (TCCN AGRI 1419)4MATH 1329, 2471, or 2328 (TCCN MATH 1325, 2413, or 1342)3
Government/Political Science Component Code 0703Component Area Option Codes 090, 091, 092, 093 and 0943
 15 16
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603
AG 2383 (TCCN AGRI 2317)3Government/Political Science Component Code 0703
ACC 2361 (TCCN ACCT 2301)3CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1311])3
AG 2313 or 2379 (TCCN AGRI 1307 or 1315)3Creative Arts Component Code 0503
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803CHEM 1141 (TCCN CHEM 1111)1
 15 13
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ECO 23153ENG 33033
AG 33513AG Elective3
AG 34264ACC 2362 (TCCN ACCT 2302)3
AG 33193AG 33413
AG 33523Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403
 16 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
AG 33503AG 43813
AG 43823AG 43833
AG Elective3AG 43073
AG 43803AG 3317 or 33183
Component Area Option Codes 090, 091, 092, 093 and 0943AG 33553
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

AG Electives

Select six hours of the following:6
Principles of Livestock Genetics
Herbaceous Plant Materials
Propagation of Horticultural Plants
Woody Plant Materials for Outdoor Landscapes
Flowers and Plants for Interior Design
Organic Gardening
Animal Health and Disease Control
Range Management
Animal Nutrition
Economic Entomology
Reproduction in Farm Animals
Livestock Selection and Evaluation
Soil Science II
Land Surveying
Independent Study (3 hour maximum)
Greenhouse and Nursery Management
Fruit and Vegetable Crop Production
Landscape Management
Landscape Design
Agricultural Internship
Feeds and Feeding
Advanced Animal Science-Ruminants
Advanced Animal Science-NonRuminants
Food Technology: Processing Meats
Green Revolution & Agricultural Development in Asia
Global Agriculture
International Business Law