BS Agricultural Systems Management

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Program Learning Objectives

  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  6. An understanding of basic agricultural technologies and agribusiness principles necessary for technical operations and business management careers in agriculture and related industries.

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: No major or support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.

MAJOR COURSES
BRAE 128Careers in Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering2
BRAE 129Laboratory Skills and Safety1
BRAE 142Agricultural Power and Machinery Management4
BRAE 150Design Graphics and CAD for Agricultural Engineering2
BRAE 1523-D Solids Modeling1
BRAE 203Agricultural Systems Analysis4
BRAE 237Introduction to Engineering Surveying2-4
or BRAE 239 Engineering Surveying
BRAE 301Hydraulic and Mechanical Power Systems4
BRAE 317Agricultural Systems Management Theory4
BRAE 321Agricultural Safety3
BRAE 324Principles of Agricultural Electrification4
BRAE 340Irrigation Water Management4
BRAE 342Agricultural Materials4
BRAE 343Mechanical Systems Analysis4
BRAE 348Energy for a Sustainable Society (B7) 14
BRAE 418Agricultural Systems Management I4
BRAE 419Agricultural Systems Management II4
BRAE 425Computer Controls for Agriculture3
BRAE 432Agricultural Buildings4
BRAE 438Drip/Micro Irrigation 24
or BRAE 440 Agricultural Irrigation Systems
BRAE 460Senior Project Organization1
BRAE 461Senior Project I2
Approved Electives 2, 3
See Approved Electives below16
SUPPORT COURSES
AGB 212Agricultural Economics4
AGB 310Agribusiness Credit and Finance4
AGB 369Agricultural Personnel Management4
BUS 212Financial Accounting for Nonbusiness Majors4
or AGB 214 Agribusiness Financial Accounting
CHEM 110World of Chemistry (B3&B4) 14
or CHEM 127 General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I
ENGL/COMS 145Reasoning, Argumentation, and Writing (A3) 14
or ENGL 148 Reasoning, Argumentation and Professional Writing
Select from the following:4
Precalculus Trigonometry (B1) 1
Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods (B1) 1
Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences (B1) 1
MATH 221Calculus for Business and Economics (B1)4
PHYS 121College Physics I4
SS 120Introductory Soil Science4
Animal or Plant Production Course
Any AEPS, ASCI, DSCI course except for internship or enterprise courses.3
GENERAL EDUCATION (GE)
(See GE program requirements below.)52
FREE ELECTIVES
Free Electives0
Total units180-182

Approved Electives

Minimum of 9 units must be upper division
No more than 4 units of internship or enterprise may be used
Select from the following:16
Any AGB course eligible for the Agribusiness minor
Introduction to Agricultural Education
Special Problems for Undergraduates (4 units maximum)
Principles of Irrigation
Servo Hydraulics
Irrigation Theory
Aquacultural Engineering
Internal Combustion Engines
Landscape Irrigation
Fabrication Systems
Aerial Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Special Problems (4 units maximum)
Chemigation
Automotive Engineering for a Sustainable Future
Drainage
Food and Agriculture Process Water Engineering
Drip/Micro Irrigation
Agricultural Irrigation Systems
Advanced Surveying with GIS Applications
Bioconversion
Solar Photovoltaic System Engineering
Water Wells and Pumps
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Introduction to Food Science
Food Processing Operations
Elements of Food Processing
Elements of Food Safety
Introduction to Principles of Food Engineering
Food Packaging
Fermented Foods
Packaging Function in Food Processing
Food Plant Sanitation and Prerequisite Programs
Food Safety
Food Engineering
Manufacturing Processes: Net Shape
Manufacturing Processes: Materials Joining
Manufacturing Processes: Material Removal
Introduction to Design and Manufacturing
Human Factors Engineering
Human Factors and Technology
Packaging Fundamentals
Packaging Polymers and Processing
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Natural Resource Ecology and Habitat Management
Water Resource Law and Policy
Environmental Impact Analysis and Management
Soil Health and Plant Nutrition
Animal or Plant Production Course
Any AEPS, ASCI, DSCI course except for internship or enterprise courses
Total units16

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 20 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 Writing (4 units in Support) 10
Area BMath, Science, and Quantitative Reasoning
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
B7Upper-division elective (4 units in Major) 10
Area CArts and Humanities
C1Literature4
C2Philosophy4
C3Fine/Performing Arts4
C4Upper-division elective4
Area C elective(Choose one course from C1-C5)4
Area DSociety and the Individual
D1The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)4
D2Political Economy4
D3Comparative Social Institutions4
D5Upper-division elective4
Area ELifelong Learning and Self-Development
ELower-division elective4
Total units52