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.

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.

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 (Upper-Division B) 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 465Senior Project Operation, Testing, and Safety2
Approved Electives 2, 3
See Approved Electives below12
AGB 212Agricultural Economics4
AGB 260Agribusiness Data Literacy4
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 (B1 & B3) 14
or CHEM 127 General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I
ENGL 147Writing Arguments about STEM (A3) 14
Select from the following:4
Precalculus Trigonometry (B4) 1
Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods (B4) 1
Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences (B4) 1
MATH 221Calculus for Business and Economics (GE Electives) 14
PHYS 121College Physics I4
SS 120Introductory Soil Science4
Animal or Plant Production Course
Any ASCI, DSCI, PLSC course except for internship or enterprise courses.3
(See GE program requirements below.)52
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:12
Any AGB course eligible for the Agribusiness minor
Orientation to Agricultural Communication & Agricultural Science
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
Water for a Sustainable Society
Special Problems (4 units maximum)
Automotive Engineering for a Sustainable Future
Food and Agriculture Process Water Engineering
Drip/Micro Irrigation
Agricultural Irrigation Systems
Advanced Surveying with GIS Applications
Solar Photovoltaic System Engineering
Water Wells and Pumps
Irrigation Project Design
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Introduction to Food Science
Food Processing Operations
Elements of Food Processing
Elements of Food Safety
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 ASCI, DSCI, PLSC course except for internship or enterprise courses
Total units12

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 20 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • If any of the remaining 52 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 Thinking (4 units in Support) 10
Area BScientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
B1Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science4
B3One lab taken with either a B1 or B2 course
B4Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (4 units in Support) 10
Upper-Division B (4 units in Major) 10
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 D4
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 units52