Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Agricultural Business

Major(s)

Agricultural Business (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
    Specific General Education Requirements: MTH 135(3) or MTH 138(5) or 181(3) or 261(5) or 287(3); PSY 121(3); GEP 101(2) or UHC 110(2) or AGR 301(1)

  2. Major Requirements (58-65 hours)

    1. AGN 115(3) or AGP 103(3); AGN 215(3); AGB 144(4); AGB 314(3) or LAW 231(3); AGB 334(3), 354(2), 364(2), 374(3), 394(1), 494(1); AGB 514(3) or ECO 565(3) or MKT 474(3); AGB 524(3); AGB 444(2) or AGR 499(2); AGR 330(3) or QBA 237(3); AGR 490(1); ACC 201(3)

    2. Complete one course from: COM 315(3); MGT 286(3); AGB 384(2)

    3. Complete CHM 107(3) and 108(1); or CHM 116(4) and 117(1); or CHM 160(4)
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience Requirement (to be determined)
    5. Complete one of the following options:

      1. Agricultural Enterprise Management (18 hours):

        1. AGB 344(3) or 534(3) or 584(3); MGT 384(3)

        2. Complete 12 hours from one of the following groups:

          1. Animal Science: AGS 101(4), 161(3), 301(3), 302(3), 306(3), 310(3) or 311(3), 316(3), 342(2), 346(2), 361(3), 402(2), 432(2), 442(2), 446(3), 451(3), 452(3), 461(2), 511(3); AGP 365(3) or 375(3)

          2. Natural Resources: AGN 335(3), 405(3), 455(3); AGP 485(3)

          3. Environmental Plant Science: AGP 303(3), 333(3), 353(3), 363(3), 365(3), 375(3), 393(3), 403(3), 441(3),  543(3), 573(3), 575(2), 583(3)

      2. Agricultural Finance and Management (22 hours):

        1. ACC 211(3); AGB 344(3), 584(3); AGS 101(4)

        2. Complete two courses from: ACC 311(3); AGB 534(3); ECO 305(3); FIN 266(3), 380(3), 485(3); INS 211(3), 415(3); MGT 340(3), 345(3)

        3. Complete one course from: AGN 335(3); AGP 303(3), 353(3), 365(3), 375(3), 485(3), 583(3); AGR 383(3), AGS 311(3)

      3. Agricultural Marketing and Sales (16 hours):

        1. AGB 344(3) or 534(3) or 584(3); AGS 101(4)

        2. Complete two courses from: MKT 351(3), 354(3), 355(3), 360(3); MGT 340(3) or 345(3)

        3. Complete one course from: AGN 335(3); AGP 303(3), 353(3), 365(3), 375(3), 485(3), 583(3); AGR 383(3); AGS 311(3)

  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Minor(s)

Agricultural Business

Bachelor of Science
  1. AGB 144(4), 394(1)
  2. Additional hours from the following courses to total at least 20 hours in Agricultural Economics: AGB 334(3), 344(3), 354(2), 374(2), 524(3), 534(3), 584(3)

Accelerated Master of Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students in a major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Master of Natural and Applied Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option offers an opportunity for CNAS majors whose goals, academic capabilities, and career planning include graduate work, to complete the requirements for the master’s degree in less time than would otherwise be possible. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.

Accelerated master's degree in plant science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students majoring in Agriculture, Biology, and Chemistry may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Plant Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees (Mixed Credit). The courses must be in the area of economic botany, plant physiology, plant genetics, crop management systems, plant nutrition, soils, chemistry, ecology, fruit production, viticulture, enology, or ornamental plants and landscaping.

This option is tailored to those undergraduates who have acquired considerable plant science-related research experience in a laboratory through the departments of Agriculture, Biology or Chemistry at Missouri State. Courses to be counted toward both degrees must be identified jointly in agreement with the undergraduate advisor, the student’s research mentor, and the Plant Science Program Director. This option will enable Agriculture, Biology, or Chemistry majors to potentially meet the requirements for the M.S. degree in Plant Science degree within two semesters following the completion of the undergraduate degree. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.