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Program Learning Objectives

  1. Exhibit critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills leading to lifelong learning.
  2. Demonstrate strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, as well as the ability to work independently.
  3. Develop technical competency while learning 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 Major or Support courses.

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 323Decision Making with Agribusiness Accounting Information4
AGB 327Agribusiness Data Analysis4
AGB 328Decision Tools for Agribusiness4
AGB 369Agricultural Personnel Management4
AGB 462Senior Project - Applied Agribusiness Problems4
or AGB 463 Senior Project - Agribusiness Consulting
Agribusiness General Electives
Select one 4 unit AGB course at the 400 level4
Select from the following: 1,216
Any AGB courses at the 300 or 400 levels
California Fairgrounds and Expositions
Current Trends and Issues in Agricultural Communication
Crisis Communication in Food and Agriculture
Natural Resources Economics and Valuation
Water Resource Law and Policy
Agricultural Law
Branded Wine Marketing
Wine Law and Compliance
Wine Business Plan Development
BUS 207Legal Responsibilities of Business4
ECON 222Macroeconomics (D2) 34
MATH 221Calculus for Business and Economics (B4) 3,44
STAT 251Statistical Inference for Management I (GE Electives) 34
Agricultural Electives
Select from the following: 54
Principles of Animal Science
Meat Science
Safe Handling of Animal-Based Foods for Consumers
Principles of Rangeland Management
General Dairy Manufacturing
Elements of Food Safety
Principles of Horticulture and Crop Science
Forage Crops
Environmental Horticulture
Introductory Soil Science
Soils in Environmental and Agricultural Systems
Select from the following CAFES prefixes: 512
(See GE program requirements below.) 60
Free Electives 512
Total units180

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 12 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • If any of the remaining 60 units is used to satisfy a Major or Support requirement, additional units of Free Electives may be needed to complete the total units required for the degree.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • A grade of C- or better is required in one course in each of the following GE Areas: A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking), and B4 (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). 
Area AEnglish Language Communication and Critical Thinking
A1Oral Communication4
A2Written Communication4
A3Critical Thinking4
Area BScientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
B1Physical Science4
B2Life Science4
B3One lab taken with either a B1 or B2 course
B4Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (4 units in Support) 10
Upper-Division B4
Area CArts and Humanities
Lower-division courses in Area C must come from three different subject prefixes.
C1Arts: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater4
C2Humanities: Literature, Philosophy, Languages other than English4
Lower-Division C Elective - Select a course from either C1 or C24
Upper-Division C4
Area DSocial Sciences - Select courses in Area D from at least two different prefixes
D1American Institutions (Title 5, Section 40404 Requirement)4
D2Lower-Division D (4 units in Support) 10
Upper-Division D4
Area ELifelong Learning and Self-Development
Lower-Division E4
Area F Ethnic Studies
F Ethnic Studies4
GE Electives in Areas B, C, and D
Select courses from two different areas; may be lower-division or upper-division courses.
GE Electives (4 units in Support plus 4 units in GE) 14
Total units60