Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business California State University, Fresno
Welcome to the Department of Agricultural Business at Fresno State! Our campus is in the heart of the Central Valley, home to some of the highest-valued crops in the USA. Our program has great opportunities for student internships and future employment in the agricultural and food industries. In the most recent graduation rate report from the University’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Ag Business majors, on average, completed the degree in less time than any other major on campus.
Join the leader in science, technology, and management. The award-winning Agricultural Business Program at California State University, Fresno is a pacesetter -- having been recognized by the Agribusiness Education Project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and comprised of agricultural industry leaders and higher education scholars from around the country.
The agricultural business curriculum is a comprehensive and integrative program of economic principles and business application with a problem-solving orientation and a practical experience emphasis.
Students are our priority. We have an open-door policy. Each student is given a faculty adviser who is easily accessible and provides academic and career counseling.
What You Can Learn
- Consumer supply and demand functions
- Techniques for analyzing efficient farm resource usage
- Farm labor laws and government regulations
- Physical and economic factors affecting land values
The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business combines core undergraduate courses in agricultural business (AGBS) with basic business management and agricultural science foundation courses. This undergraduate major allows you to emphasize a career specialty, such as agribusiness management, agricultural finance, agricultural marketing, farm management, or food industry management.
1. Major (60-61 units)
Agricultural Foundation (9 units)
Select 9 units of courses from any of the following areas:
AGBS, AGED, ASCI, AGRI, CULG, ENOL, FSC, FSM, IT, MEAG, NUTR, PLANT, VIT.
Business Management Base (15-16 units)
AGBS 2 or ECON 50
AGBS 28 or BA 18
AGBS 31 or ACCT 4A
AGBS 32 or ACCT 4B
Agricultural Business Core (27 units)
AGBS 100, AGBS 105, AGBS 109, AGBS 120, AGBS 130, AGBS 140, AGBS 150, AGBS 160, AGBS 170S
Career Specialty (9 units)
A required concentration of upper-division units in agricultural economics is selected to match the student's career goal in consultation with the student's assigned faculty advisor.
Additional requirement (0-1 unit)
Agricultural Business majors must take the following courses, which also satisfy General Education requirements:
Area B4: MATH 11 or MATH 75 or MATH 75A&B
Area D2: AGBS 1or ECON 40
2. General Education requirements (48 units)
3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing
4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
(See Degree Requirements); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.
5. Total units (120)*
* G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements.
What You Can Do
- Production Supervisor
- Grower Relations Manager
- Produce Sales Person
- Pest Control Adviser
- Ag. Credit Analyst
- Government Policy Analyst