In order to properly serve graduates from community colleges and technical schools, the marketing discipline offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree. The B.A.S. degree program in Agriculture will provide opportunities for individuals who have completed Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree programs to achieve a bachelor’s degree with somewhat reduced course requirements when compared to a student who has not achieved any of the two-year degrees or diplomas.
|Completion of the SMSU's Liberal Education Program 1|
|Agricultural Resource Management Courses|
|AGRO 132||Principles & Practices of Crop Production||4|
|AGRO 341||Principles of Pest Management||4|
|AGRO 390||Introduction to Precision Agriculture||3|
|AGRO 450||Issues in Sustainable Agriculture||2|
|AGSO 499||Internship Field Experience||2|
|ANSC 101||Introduction to Animal Science||3|
|ENVS 107||Introduction to ArcGIS||2|
|ENVS 301||Basic Soil Science||3|
|ENVS 301L||Basic Soil Science Lab||1|
|Select one of the following math courses:||3|
|Agricultural Business and Economics Courses|
|ECON 201||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 210||Introduction to Cooperatives||3|
|AGBU 350||Agricultural & Environment Law||3|
|or BLAW 305||Business Law I: Legal Environment and Contract Law|
|AGBU 440||Agricultural Marketing||3|
|or AGBU 475||Agricultural and Food Policy|
|Communications, Management, and Leadership Courses|
|AGSO 490||Agricultural and Rural Leadership Seminar||3|
|MGMT 300||Management Principles||3|
|ENG 331||Business Communications||3|
|or ENG 360||Scientific & Technical Writing|
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) from any MnSCU campus, and SMSU Liberal Education Graduation Requirements.
- A minimum of 30 semester credit hours through Southwest Minnesota State University.
- A minimum of 40 semester credit hours at the 300 or 400 level.
- The requirements for an approved B.A.S. major.
- A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for courses taken while enrolled at SMSU.