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Program Learning Objectives

  1. Exhibit critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills leading to lifelong learning.
  2. Possess strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, as well as the ability to work independently.
  3. Develop technical competency in their discipline but will also learn to think in a broader global context.
  4. Act with professionalism, high ethical standards, and respect for diversity and sustainability.
  5. Possess oral and written communication skills that are effective with diverse audiences (employers, employees, industry, and government).
  6. Industry-ready with skills and knowledge that employers value.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

  • 60 units of upper division courses
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • 2.0 GPA
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: Up to 4 units of credit/no credit grading may be selected for courses in major or support.

AGB 101Introduction to Agribusiness4
AGB 202Introduction to Sales4
AGB 212Agricultural Economics4
AGB 214Agribusiness Financial Accounting4
AGB 260Agribusiness Data Literacy4
AGB 301Food and Fiber Marketing4
AGB 308Introduction to Agribusiness Finance4
AGB 312Agricultural Policy4
AGB 313Agriculture Economic Analysis4
AGB 323Agribusiness Managerial Accounting4
AGB 327Agribusiness Data Analysis4
AGB 328Decision Tools for Agribusiness4
AGB 369Agricultural Personnel Management4
AGB 460
AGB 461
Research Methodology in Agribusiness
and Senior Project
or AGB 462 Senior Project - Applied Agribusiness Problems
or AGB 463 Senior Project - Agribusiness Consulting
Agribusiness general electives 2
Select one 4-unit AGB course at the 400 level4
Select AGB courses at the 300, 400, or 500 levels12
BUS 207Legal Responsibilities of Business4
CHEM 110World of Chemistry (B3 & B4) 14
ECON 222Macroeconomics (D2) 14
MATH 221Calculus for Business and Economics (B1) 1,34
STAT 251Statistical Inference for Management I (B1) 14
Agricultural science and technology electives
Select from the following:12
Principles of Horticulture and Crop Science
Pomology I
Forage Crops
Environmental Horticulture
California Fruit Growing
Introduction to Vegetable Science
California Vegetable Production
Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops
Principles of Animal Science
Meat Science
Introduction to Poultry Management
Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals
Zoonoses and Veterinary Public Health Concerns
Irrigation Water Management
Drip/Micro Irrigation
General Dairy Husbandry
General Dairy Manufacturing
Elements of Food Processing
Food and Nutrition: Customs and Culture
Elements of Food Safety
Fermented Foods
Introductory Soil Science
Soils in Environmental and Agricultural Systems
Soil Health and Plant Nutrition
Soil Morphology
Forest and Range Soils
(See GE program requirements below.) 56
Free Electives20
Total units180

Required in Support; also satisfies GE.


500-level courses used for a baccalaureate degree may not be applied toward a master’s degree or credential program. Consultation with advisor is recommended.


Prerequisite: Passing score on appropriate Mathematics Placement Examination, or MATH 118 or equivalent.

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 16 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
Area ACommunication
A1Expository Writing4
A2Oral Communication4
A3Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing4
Area BScience and Mathematics
B1Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science4
B3Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B4One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course (In Support) 1
Area CArts and Humanities
C3Fine/Performing Arts4
C4Upper-division elective4
Area C elective(Choose one course from C1-C5)4
Area D/ESociety and the Individual
D1The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)4
D2Political Economy (4 units in Support) 10
D3Comparative Social Institutions4
D4Self Development (CSU Area E)4
D5Upper-division elective4
Area FTechnology
F Upper-division elective4
Total units56

Required in Support; also satisfies GE.