Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Agribusiness (CASNR)

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College: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness
Hours Required: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 for graduation
Minor Available: Yes
Advisor: Rosalee Swartz
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Agribusiness (CASNR)

COLLEGE: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

MAJOR: Agribusiness (CASNR)

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

HOURS REQUIRED: 120

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation

MINOR AVAILABLE: Yes

ADVISOR: Rosalee Swartz

DESCRIPTION

Head: Larry Van Tassell, Department of Agricultural Economics, 102 Filley Hall

Professors: Aiken, Azzam, Fulginiti, Giannakas, McKee, Perrin, Peterson, Royer, Stokes, Yiannaka

Associate Professors: Parsons, Schoengold, Stockton

Assistant Professors: Banerjee, Gustafson, Lubben, Mattos, Nogueira

Assistant Professor of Practice: Meyer

Instructors: Barrett, Mattos, Peterson

Coordinator for Undergraduate Research: Fulginiti

This program of study emphasizes the application of both business and economic principles to the problems/issues confronting agribusiness firms. Students will have an opportunity to pursue a rigorous program of study in both agricultural sciences and business administration courses leading to a career in a wide range of employment opportunities within the agribusiness field. With assistance from academic advisors, students can acquire depth and/or breadth in their program of study by selecting elective courses that meet their own individual interests.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Core Requirements

College Integrative Course3

SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World3

Communications6

Written Communication (ACE 1)3

Select from: ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 254, JGEN 120, JGEN 200, JGEN 300

Oral Communication (ACE 2)3

Select from: ALEC 102, COMM 101, COMM 109, COMM 209, COMM 210, COMM 215, COMM 283, COMM 286, JGEN 300, MRKT 257, NRES 260, TMFD 121

Mathematics and Statistics (ACE 3)6-8

Select one from:3-5

MATH 104 Applied Calculus (3 cr)

MATH 106 Calculus I (5 cr)

MATH 106B Calculus I for Biology & Medicine (5 cr)

STAT 218 Intro to Statistics or ECON 215 Statistics3

Natural Sciences (ACE 4)8

Select one each from two of the following three areas:

Select from CASNR Approved Life Sciences:

AGRO 131 & AGRO 132 Plant Science & Lab (HORT 131) (4 cr)

BIOS 101 & BIOS 101L General Biology & Lab (4 cr)

BIOS 109 General Botany (4 cr)

BIOS 112 & BIOS 112L Intro to Zoology & Lab (4 cr)

ENTO 115 Insect Biology (BIOS 115) & ENTO 116 Insect Identification (BIOS 116) (4 cr)

HORT 131 & HORT 133 Plant Science & Horticultural Plant Science Lab (4 cr)

LIFE 120 & LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I & Lab (4 cr)

LIFE 121 & LIFE 121L Fundamentals of Biology II & Lab (4 cr)

Select from:

CHEM 105 Chemistry in Context I (4 cr)

CHEM 109 General Chemistry I (4 cr)

Select from:

MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture & Life Sciences (4 cr)

PHYS 141 Elementary General Physics I (5 cr)

PHYS 151 Elements of Physics (4 cr)

PHYS 211 General Physics I (4 cr)

NOTE: BIOS 101 & BIOS 101L and CHEM 109 required for Food Products Marketing & Management option; BIOS 101 & BIOS 101L and CHEM 105 or CHEM 109 required for Livestock Industries option

Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences18

AECN 141 or ECON 212 (ACE 6)3

ECON 2113

ACE Courses12

Select one course each from ACE outcomes 5, 7, 8, and 9.

Total Core Requirements41-43

General Option

Agricultural Economics29

AECN 100 New Student Career Orientation1

AECN 201 Farm & Ranch Management4

AECN 225 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in Food Products Marketing (EAEP 225/MRKT 225) or AECN 235 Introduction to Commodity Marketing 3

AECN 256 Legal Aspects in Agriculture or BLAW 300 Business, Government & Society or BLAW 372 Business Law I3

AECN 316 Agribusiness Management3

AECN 452 Agricultural Finance or FINA 300 Financial Decision Making or FINA 361 Finance3

AECN Electives (at least 6 cr at the 300 level or above)9

Capstone (ACE 10)3

Select one from:

AECN 420 International Food & Agricultural Trade (3 cr)

AECN 425 Agricultural Marketing in a Multinational Environment (3 cr)

AECN 435 Advanced Agricultural Marketing Management (3 cr)

AECN 445 Agricultural & Natural Resource Policy Analysis (NREE 445) (3 cr)

AECN 453 Agricultural & Rural Property Appraisal (3 cr)

Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources9

CASNR Electives at the 200 level or above (including AGRO 153) (excluding AECN courses and ALEC 388)

Supporting Courses27

ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I3

ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II3

ECON 311 Intermediate Macroeconomics3

ECON 312 Intermediate Microeconomics3

ECON 417 Introductory Econometrics or SCMS 331 Operations & Supply Chain Management3

Select one from:3

MNGT 300 Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations (3 cr)

MNGT 301 Introduction to Management (3 cr)

MNGT 360 Managing Behavior in Organizations (3 cr)

MNGT 361 Human Resource Management (3 cr)

MRKT 300 Contemporary Marketing or MRKT 341 Marketing (ABUS 341)3

CBA Electives (minimum 3 cr at the 300 level or above)6

Option Requirements65

Free electives12-14

Total Requirements for Graduation120

Commodity Marketing and Merchandising Option

Agricultural Economics29

AECN 100 New Student Career Orientation1

AECN 201 Farm & Ranch Management4

AECN 235 Introduction to Commodity Marketing3

Select from:3

AECN 256 Legal Aspects in Agriculture (3 cr)

BLAW 300 Business, Government & Society (3 cr)

BLAW 372 Business Law I (3 cr)

AECN 316 Agribusiness Management3

AECN 325 Marketing of Agricultural Commodities (MRKT 325)3

AECN 336 Grain Merchandising3

Capstone (ACE 10): AECN 435 Advanced Agricultural Marketing Management3

Select one from:3

AECN 452 Agricultural Finance (3 cr)

FINA 300 Financial Decision Making (3 cr)

FINA 361 Finance (3 cr)

AECN Elective (200 level or above) (excluding AECN 388)3

Select one from:

AECN 416 Advanced Agribusiness Management (3 cr)

AECN 420 International Food & Agricultural Trade (3 cr)

AECN 425 Agricultural Marketing in a Multinational Environment (3 cr)

AECN 495D Internship in Commodity Marketing (3 cr)

Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources9

CASNR Electives at the 200 level or above (including AGRO 153) (excluding AECN courses and ALEC 388)

Supporting Courses24

ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I3

ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II3

ECON 311 Intermediate Macroeconomics3

ECON 312 Intermediate Microeconomics3

Select one from:3

AECN 436 Commodity Price Forecasting (3 cr)

ECON 417 Introductory Econometrics (3 cr)

SCMS 331 Operations & Supply Chain Management (3 cr)

Select one from:3

MNGT 300 Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations (3 cr)

MNGT 301 Introduction to Management (3 cr)

MNGT 360 Managing Behavior in Organizations (3 cr)

MNGT 361 Human Resource Management (3 cr)

CBA Electives (select at least 3 hr at the 300 level or above; min 3 cr MRKT)6

Option Requirements62

Free Electives12-14

Total Requirements for Graduation120

Agricultural Banking and Finance Option

Agricultural Sciences35

AECN 100 New Student Career Orientation1

AECN 201 Farm & Ranch Management4

AECN 235 Introduction to Commodity Marketing3

AECN 256 Legal Aspects in Agriculture or BLAW 372 Business Law I3

AECN 301 Farm Accounting, Analysis, & Tax Management3

AECN 452 Agricultural Finance3

Capstone (ACE 10): AECN 453 Agricultural & Rural Property Appraisal3

AECN 495A Internship in Agricultural Financing & Banking3

AECN Elective – 200 level or above (excluding AECN 388)3

CASNR Electives: AGRO 153 or any 200 level or above (excluding AECN courses and ALEC 388)9

Supporting Courses30

ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I3

ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II3

ACCT 308 Managerial Accounting or ACCT 313 Intermediate Accounting I3

FINA 361 Finance3

FINA 365 Financial Institutions & Markets (ECON 365)3

ECON 417 Introductory Econometrics or SCMS 331 Operations & Supply Chain Management3

ECON 311 Intermediate Macroeconomics3

ECON 312 Intermediate Microeconomics3

Select one from:3

MNGT 300 Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations (3 cr)

MNGT 301 Introduction to Management (3 cr)

MNGT 360 Managing Behavior in Organizations (3 cr)

MNGT 361 Human Resource Management (3 cr)

FINA Elective 300-level or above3

Option Requirements65

Free Electives12-14

Total Requirements for Graduation120

Livestock Industries Option

Agricultural Economics23

AECN 100 New Student Career Orientation1

AECN 201 Farm & Ranch Management4

AECN 225 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in Food Products Marketing (EAEP 225/MRKT 225) or AECN 235 Introduction to Commodity Marketing3

AECN 256 Legal Aspects in Agriculture or BLAW 300 Business, Government & Society or BLAW 372 Business Law I3

AECN 316 Agribusiness Management3

AECN Electives (select at least 3 cr at the 300 level or above; excluding AECN 388)6

Capstone (ACE 10)3

Select one from:

AECN 420 International Food & Agricultural Trade (3 cr)

AECN 425 Agricultural Marketing in a Multinational Environment (3 cr)

AECN 435 Advanced Agricultural Marketing Management (3 cr)

AECN 453 Agricultural & Rural Property Appraisal (3 cr)

Animal Science11-12

ASCI 250 Animal Management3

ASCI 491 Animal Science Seminar1

ASCI 200-level or above elective3

ASCI 300-level or above elective2-3

ASCI 400-level or above elective2

Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources6

CASNR Electives at the 200 level or above (including AGRO 153) (excluding AECN courses and ALEC 388)

Supporting Courses24

ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I3

ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II3

ECON 311 Intermediate Macroeconomics3

ECON 312 Intermediate Microeconomics3

Select one from:3

AECN 401 Advanced Farm Management & Linear Programming (3 cr)

ECON 417 Introductory Econometrics (3 cr)

SCMS 331 Operations & Supply Chain Management (3 cr)

Select one from:3

MNGT 300 Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations (3 cr)

MNGT 301 Introduction to Management (3 cr)

MNGT 360 Managing Behavior in Organizations (3 cr)

MNGT 361 Human Resource Management (3 cr)

MRKT 300 Contemporary Marketing or MRKT 341 Marketing (ABUS 341)3

CBA Electives (200 level or above)3

Option Requirements64-65

Free electives12-15

Total Requirements for Graduation120

Food Products Marketing and Management Option

Chemistry4

CHEM 110 General Chemistry II4

Agricultural Sciences30-31

AECN 100 New Student Career Orientation1

FDST 131 The Science of Food (CHEM 131/NUTR 131)3

FDST 205 Food Composition & Analysis (3 cr) or FDST 280 Contemporary Issues in Food Science (2 cr)2-3

AECN 225 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in Food Products Marketing (EAEP 225/MRKT 225)3

FDST 372 Food Safety & Sanitation (NUTR 372)3

AECN 316 Agribusiness Management3

ASCI 210 Animal Products3

Capstone (ACE 10)3

Select one from:

AECN 420 International Food & Agricultural Trade (3 cr)

AECN 425 Agricultural Marketing in a Multinational Environment (3 cr)

AECN 435 Advanced Agricultural Marketing Management (3 cr)

AECN 495B Internship in Food Products Marketing Management3

AECN 471 Agricultural Marketing & Product Development I1

AECN 472 Agricultural Marketing & Product Development II2

AECN Electives (200 level or above; excluding AECN 388)3

Supporting Courses30

ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I3

ACCT 202 Introductory Accounting II3

SCMS 331 Operations & Supply Chain Management3

NUTR Elective (200 level or above)3

ECON 311 Intermediate Macroeconomics3

ECON 312 Intermediate Microeconomics3

Select one from:3

MNGT 300 Management Essentials for Contemporary Organizations (3 cr)

MNGT 301 Introduction to Management (3 cr)

MNGT 360 Managing Behavior in Organizations (3 cr)

MNGT 361 Human Resource Management (3 cr)

MNGT 365 Managing Diversity in Organizations (3 cr)

MRKT 341 Marketing (ABUS 341)3

MRKT 347 Marketing Communication Strategy3

MRKT 443 Consumer Behavior: Marketing Aspects3

Option Requirements64-65

Free electives12-15

Total Requirements for Graduation120

Pre-Law Option

Agricultural Economics20

AECN 100 New Student Career Orientation1

AECN 201 Farm & Ranch Management4

AECN 225 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in Food Products Marketing (EAEP 225/MRKT 225) or AECN 235 Introduction to Commodity Marketing3

AECN 316 Agribusiness Management3

AECN 452 Agricultural Finance or FINA 300 Financial Decision Making or FINA 361 Finance3

AECN Electives (300 level or above)3

Capstone (ACE 10)3

Select one from:

AECN 420 International Food & Agricultural Trade (3 cr)

AECN 425 Agricultural Marketing in a Multinational Environment (3 cr)

AECN 435 Advanced Agricultural Marketing Management (3 cr)

AECN 445 Agricultural & Natural Resource Policy Analysis (NREE 445) (3 cr)

AECN 453 Agricultural & Rural Property Appraisal (3 cr)

Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources3

CASNR Electives at the 200 level or above (including AGRO 153) (excluding AECN courses and ALEC 388)

Supporting Courses12

ACCT 200 Accounting for Business Decisions or ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I3

ECON 311 Intermediate Macroeconomics3

ECON 312 Intermediate Microeconomics3

AECN 401 Advanced Farm Management & Linear Programming3

Year 1 College of Law30

Select from:

LAW 503 Torts I (4 cr)

LAW 505/G & LAW 506/G Property I & II (6 cr)

LAW 501/G & LAW 502/G Contracts I & II (6 cr)

LAW 516/G & LAW 517/G Civil Procedure I & II (6 cr)

LAW 508/G Criminal Law (3 cr)

LAW 513/G & LAW 514/G Foundational Legal Skills: Research, Writing & Professionalism I & II (6 cr)

LAW 518/G International Perspectives in the U.S. Legal System: Practicing Law in a Global Environment (2 cr)

Option Requirements65

Free Electives12-14

Total Requirements for Graduation120

ADDITIONAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Students completing an agribusiness degree program may not receive a second major in agricultural economics.

Grade Rules

Pass/No Pass Limits

Agribusiness students must complete at least 15 credit hours of agricultural economics courses for a grade (not Pass/No Pass).

International Requirements

Nine hours of course work with an international focus are required as part of the 120 hours required for a degree. Course options include AGRI 282, AGRI 310, NRES 492, AECN 346, AECN 367, AECN 420, AECN 425, or those listed in the UNL Global Studies degree program or CASNR International Agriculture & Natural Resources minor program.

ACE Requirements

ACE courses cannot be used to count in two separate requirement areas except in the case of International Requirements.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR OFFERED BY DEPARTMENT

Agribusiness Minor

Required Courses18

AECN 141 Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture or ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics3

ACCT 200 Accounting for Business Decisions or ACCT 201 Introductory Accounting I3

AECN 325 Marketing of Agricultural Commodities (MRKT 325) or AECN 225 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in Food Products Marketing (EAEP 225/MRKT 225)3

AECN 316 Agribusiness Management3

Agricultural Economics Electives (minimum of 3 hours at the 300 level or above)6