Agricultural Business for Transfer



The Associate in Science in Agriculture Business for Transfer Degree provides for the application of business concepts to the agricultural industry and emphasizes training in management for careers in agriculture. Advanced degrees and/or professional certificates, such as a baccalaureate degree, are required for those jobs or careers such as management and operations of farms, management of firms that supply the services to farms, and processing, marketing, distribution, and sales of farm products.

Degree Requirements

I. Units/GPA – Must complete a maximum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. NOTE: While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission,some institutions and majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.

II. General Education – Must complete one of the following general education transfer patterns:

    A. California State University General Education Breadth Pattern (CSU GE-B) – 39 units minimum

    B. Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) – 37 units minimum

III. Twenty-two to Thirty (22-30) units required for the major

Required for the Major (13-14 units)

AG 120 Soil Science 3.0
CHEM 100 Introduction to Chemistry 4.0
AG 130 Agricultural Economics 3.0
ECON       102 Introduction to Macro Economics                                       3.0
MATH         119   Elementary Statistics   4.0


 List A: Select three courses (9-10 units): 9.0-10.0

AG               134   Agricultural Business Organization 3.0
AG  136 Agricultural Sales, Communication, and Service Management 3.0
AG 138 Computer Applications in Agriculture 3.0
AG             140 Principles of Plant Science 4.0


 List B: Select (0-6 units) 0.0-6.0 Any course not selected from List A above

AG           220   Irrigation and Drainage                                             3.0
AG 230 Fertilizer and Soil Amendments 3.0


Total Major Units 22.0-30.0
CSU-GE or IGETC Pattern 37.0-39.0
Electives (as needed to reach 60 degree applicable units)  
Total Maximum Units:  60.0


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