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Agricultural Technology and Production Management

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Agricultural Technology and Production Management (120 Credits)

Students in this hands-on major gain a science-based overview of agriculture and food systems, with an emphasis on the practical application of technology to agricultural production systems. The program combines students’ inherent creativity and interest in physical and biological sciences, technology, mathematics, business, and related subjects with their desire to develop innovative solutions to a variety of agricultural problems.

Areas of application include precision agricultural operations and services, management of agricultural businesses, production operations, sales, and promotional work in domestic and international agricultural communities. Graduates are prepared to own, operate, and manage their own enterprises or to provide services for private or governmental entities.

A student may be admitted to the Agricultural Technology and Production Management major upon making their intention known to the department.
First Year
First TermCredits
AFS 1031
CHEM 101 [PSCI] or 105 [PSCI]4
UNIV 104 or Electives12
Second TermCredits
CHEM 102 or 106 4
MATH 140 [QUAN], 171 [QUAN], 202 [QUAN] or STAT 212 [QUAN]4
Second Year
First TermCredits
AFS 2013
AGTM 3143
AGTM 3153
Humanities [HUM]3
Second TermCredits
[COMM] Course (COM 102 [COMM] or H D 205 [COMM] recommended)3 or 4
ACCTG 220 3
AFS 1021
Arts [ARTS]3
BIOLOGY 106 or 1074
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
AFS 33623
AGTM 3053
CROP SCI 305, 403, ENTOM 343 [M], or PL P 42933
ECONS 35043
Second TermCredits
AGTM 3303
AGTM 4052
Diversity [DIVR]3
ECONS 450 [M] or [M] Elective53
MGMT 301 or Elective53
Third TermCredits
Internship (recommended)60 - 2
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
400-level Business or Elective53
AFS Core Systems Elective73
ENGLISH 402 [M], ENGLISH 403 [M], or COM 4003
MKTG 360 or Elective53
Second TermCredits
AFS 401 [CAPS]3
AGTM 4123
AGTM 4163

1UNIV 104 recommended.
2SOE 312 [DIVR] can be taken in the spring as an alternative to AFS 336.
3ENTOM 351 can be taken in the spring as an alternative to the other courses listed.
4ECONS 352, which is only offered in the spring, may be used as an alternative for ECONS 350.
5Completion of a Business minor is recommended. Working with their advisors, students are encouraged to apply electives towards a minor of their choice.
6Completion of a 2-credit AGTM 495 internship is recommended.
7AFS Core Systems Electives: AGTM 310, ANIM SCI 464 [M], 472 [M], 474 [M], BIOLOGY 372 [M], CROP SCI 302, ECONS 351, HORT 320, SOE 300, SOIL SCI 368, or other systems courses approved by your advisor. Coursework must include a total of two [M] courses.

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