Agricultural Business Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Agricultural Business

Requirements and Curriculum


A minimum of 120 credits are required to complete this degree. This includes:

  • 42 upper-division (300-400 level) credits
  • 30 upper-division credits completed through Colorado State University

The number of courses needed for completion of the program depends on:


The curriculum listed below is intended to inform prospective students about the overall theme of the program and should not be used as an example program of study. Students need to consult their advisor to develop a degree completion plan based on the credits transferred into this program. You have the option to use the TransferologyTM website to conduct a self-review of your potential transfer courses. This tool will assist you in seeing how your previous college coursework may transfer to CSU.

Agricultural Economics and Economics Courses – 40 credits

Business Requirements – 12 credits

Additional Required Courses – 16 credits

Agricultural Science Electives – 15 credits

In consultation with your academic advisor, choose from the following topics:

Three credits must be a basic agricultural science course with an industry perspective. A maximum of 6 AREC credits may be used as agricultural science electives. Courses 600-level and above cannot count towards undergraduate degree requirements.

General Electives – 12 credits

Select coursework to bring total credits to 120.

All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) – 25 additional credits

Students are strongly encouraged to select AUCC courses in consultation with their academic advisor. This program has particular recommendations for satisfying some areas of AUCC.

The Learning Experience

Throughout this degree completion program, you will cover many topics important in agricultural business and gain an understanding of the marketing and economics of the industry.

This online program offers short presentations and lectures that often are followed up with relevant assignments and readings. You will participate in discussion board conversations with professors and fellow students. Also, you will have contact with professors and students through email and online office hours.

This undergraduate degree completion program utilizes Adobe Connect for many of the courses. Adobe Connect is a great way to learn online. It allows you to watch videos of your professors and gives you the ability to participate more in class.

The program permits you to take the required courses in the order that best suits your needs. You have the flexibility to get the degree you want without a strict timeline or schedule of completing the courses. Although this degree offers flexibility, it still requires the same amount of work and time as an on-campus program. It is recommended to spend nine to twelve hours per week on a three-credit course. This will vary depending on your learning and studying style.

This self-paced online program allows you to earn your degree while maintaining your busy work and family schedules. Is online learning right for you?

What Next?

  • See what the career landscape looks like for graduates, including industry demand and examples of roles students have held after earning this degree.

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