Agribusiness - B.S.

Regional College
Dean's Office
384 Library
Kent Campus
330-672-2279
rcdean@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/regional-college


Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness is designed to meet the agribusiness industry's needs for professionals and entrepreneurs who have the educational background to become successful decision-makers in the rapidly changing agribusiness world. Students take a blend of courses in business and agriculture, giving them a balance between the decision-making framework of business and the technical aspects of modern agriculture and food systems. In addition, students have the opportunity to interact with agribusiness professionals as invited speakers in the classroom and in work-related internships.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Tuscarawas Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the agribusiness industry.
  • Evaluate and apply agriculture principles, methods and techniques in an agribusiness environment.
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and critically assess problems facing the agribusiness industry.
  • Work effectively in a team-based environment.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Use computer technology and mathematical reasoning.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[RE-BS-AGRI]

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ACTT 11000ACCOUNTING I: FINANCIAL 14
ACTT 11001ACCOUNTING II: MANAGERIAL 14
AGRI 20000ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES ON FOOD AND AGRICULTURE 3
AGRI 30000FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3
AGRI 31000AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3
AGRI 32000FARM RECORDS ANALYSIS AND INCOME TAX MANAGEMENT 3
AGRI 33000AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY MARKETING 3
AGRI 34000LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 3
AGRI 35000CROP AND FORAGE PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 3
AGRI 40000ADVANCED FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3
AGRI 40092AGRIBUSINESS INTERNSHIP (ELR) 3
AGRI 41000AGRICULTURAL PRICE ANALYSIS 3
AGRI 42000AGRICULTURAL FINANCE 3
AGRI 43000AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 3
AGRI 44000AGRICULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE POLICY 3
AGRI 45000SENIOR SEMINAR 3
BMRT 11000INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
BMRT 11009INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY 3
BMRT 21000BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS I 3
BMRT 21050FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKETING TECHNOLOGY 3
BMRT 31006HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ECON 22061PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
MIS 34165DYNAMICS OF LEADERSHIP 3
Business Management Elective, choose from the following:3
CASE STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
PROFESSIONAL SELLING TECHNIQUES
ADVERTISING IN BUSINESS
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BSCI 10001HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS) 3
BSCI 10003LABORATORY EXPERIENCE IN BIOLOGY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
MATH 11010ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
MATH 11012INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Social Sciences3
Kent Core Basic Sciences2
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)9
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

ACTT 11000 is equivalent to ACCT 23020; and ACTT 11001 is equivalent to ACCT 23021.

2

Students planning to declare the Business minor should take COMT 11000 and FIN 36063 and review the minor's admission and graduation criteria.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
ACTT 11000 ACCOUNTING I: FINANCIAL 4
!BMRT 11000 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
ACTT 11001 ACCOUNTING II: MANAGERIAL 4
!BMRT 11009 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY 3
!ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
!AGRI 20000 ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES ON FOOD AND AGRICULTURE 3
!BMRT 21050 FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKETING TECHNOLOGY 3
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ECON 22061 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
MATH 11012 INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!AGRI 30000 FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3
BMRT 21000 BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS I 3
BSCI 10001 HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS) 3
BSCI 10003 LABORATORY EXPERIENCE IN BIOLOGY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
!AGRI 32000 FARM RECORDS ANALYSIS AND INCOME TAX MANAGEMENT 3
AGRI 31000 AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3
BMRT 31006 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
MIS 34165 DYNAMICS OF LEADERSHIP 3
Business Management Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
AGRI 33000 AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY MARKETING 3
AGRI 34000 LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 3
AGRI 35000 CROP AND FORAGE PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 2
 Credit Hours14
Semester Seven
AGRI 40000 ADVANCED FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3
AGRI 41000 AGRICULTURAL PRICE ANALYSIS 3
AGRI 42000 AGRICULTURAL FINANCE 3
AGRI 43000 AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!AGRI 40092 AGRIBUSINESS INTERNSHIP (ELR) 3
AGRI 44000 AGRICULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE POLICY 3
!AGRI 45000 SENIOR SEMINAR 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120