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Department of Agriculture
 
B.S. in Agribusiness

The Agribusiness (AGBU) program combines the study of management with agricultural sciences, in order to provide students with an understanding of the economic and business principles that underlie management and their application to agricultural and related businesses. The educational objectives of the AGBU program are to prepare students become entrepreneurs, business leaders, skilled farm operators and future policy advisers who are well-grounded in agriculture and food production; capable of communicating and using their skills in order to improve their livelihoods and that of their community.

Undergraduate courses are offered in the areas of agriculture, business management and accounting, marketing, agriculture economics, Entrepreneurship and rural development. specialized and advanced courses are also offered as elective to undergraduates.

 

Agribusiness I [1]

First Semester

Credits

AGSC

204         

Natural Sciences for Agribusiness

3

AGSC

211

Introduction to Agricultural Issues and Policies

3

CMPS

209

Computers and Programming for the Sciences

3

ENGL

203

Academic English

3

MATH

204

Mathematics for Social Sciences

3

Total                  15

Second Semester

Credits

ACCT

210

Financial Accounting

3

AGSC

202

Introduction to Land and Water Resources

3

AGSC

203

Crop Production and Protection

3

ARAB

 

Arabic Communication Skills[2]

3

ENGL

204

Advanced Academic English

3

Total                  15

 

Agribusiness II

First Semester

Credits

ACCT

215

Management Accounting

3

AGSC

212

Microeconomics Theory of Food and Farming[3]

3

AGSC

239

Agribusiness Communication Skills Workshop

0

NFSC

252

Food Processing

3

STAT

210

Elementary Statistics for the Sciences

3

Humanities Elective

To be chosen from PHIL 206 or PHIL 209

3

Total                  15

Second Semester

Credits

AGSC

210

Marketing in Agribusiness

3

ECON

212

Elementary Macroeconomic Theory

3

AGSC

253

Harvest and Post-harvest Issues and Strategies

3

AGSC

255

Field Study of the Rural Agro-economy

3

AVSC

220

Livestock Production and Protection

3

Total                  15

Summer Session

Credits

AGSC

229

Entrepreneurship in Agriculture (Theory + Project)

3

AGSC

256

Summer Internship

1

Total                  4

 
Agribusiness III

First Semester

Credits

AGSC

236

New Trends in Agricultural and Food Systems

3

AGSC

240

Career Planning Workshop for Agribusiness

0

FINA

210

Business Finance

3

DCSN

205

Managerial Decision Making: Models and Techniques

3

MNGT

215

Principles of Management

3

Humanities Elective

 

3

Total                  15

 

Second Semester

Credits

AGSC

213

Legal Aspects of Agribusiness

3

AGSC

248

Operation Management for Agribusiness

3

AGSC

292

Agribusiness Final Year Project (capstone course)

5

Humanities Elective

 

3

Humanities Elective

 

3

Total                  17

 

[1] A minimum of 93 credits required for graduation
[2] The Arabic Placement Test is optional
[3] Course offered in Fall and Spring

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