Bakersfield College

Agriculture

Agriculture Business Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Agriculture Business for Transfer degree is designed to provide students a clear transfer pathway to the CSU agriculture business major and completion of the agriculture business baccalaureate degree, to grant guaranteed admission to a CSU to a similar major with junior standing, and the ability to complete their remaining requirements within 60 semester or 90 quarter units. Students must complete 60 semester units of 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses. This must be accomplished with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0, a minimum grade of “C” (or “P) for each course in the major and completion of the IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.

The Associate in Science in Agriculture Business for Transfer degree provides a study of key Agribusiness concepts. Careers in agriculture such as farm management, accounting, marketing of agricultural products, sales, and services require training in business courses such as accounting, computers and salesmanship. Agriculture Business majors will be able to apply the concepts, principles, and terminology of business (economics, management, finance, marketing, and others) to real-world issues and opportunities in the agricultural and life sciences industries.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • upon completion of the Agriculture Business Associate of Science Degree for Transfer the student will demonstrate the ability to explain microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts, analyze and evaluate agribusiness problems and management decisions, and perform basic algebra and introductory calculus operations in the context of applied economic analysis and optimization.
  • upon completion of the Agriculture Business Associate of Science Degree for Transfer the student will demonstrate skills in fundamental agribusiness principles and analysis techniques into logical decision-making constructs.
  • upon completion of the Agriculture Business Associate of Science Degree for Transfer the student will develop strong communication skills, both oral and written, for the purpose of conveying the results of business analyses in a clear, persuasive, and informative manner.
  • upon completion of the Agriculture Business Associate of Science Degree for Transfer the student will apply the concepts, principles, and terminology of business (economics, management, finance, marketing, and others) to real-world issues and opportunities in the agricultural and life sciences industries.

Requirements for AA-T or AS-T degrees:

The completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University – Breadth Requirements.
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major area of emphasis, as determined by the district.
  • The obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • The completion of all courses required for the major with a ‘C’ or better. A ‘P’ (Pass) grade is not acceptable for courses in the major.

Total Units: 25

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
SOIL B1 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0
AGBS B2 Agricultural Economics 3.0
ECON B2 Principles of Economics-Macro 3.0
MATH B22 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4.0

List A—Select 3 courses (9 units) from the following

Course # Name Units
AGBS B3 Introduction to Agriculture Business 3.0
AGBS B5 Agricultureal Computer Applications 3.0
AGBS B6 Agriculture Sales and Communication 3.0
AGBS B7 Introdcution to Agricultural Accounting 3.0

List B—Select 3 units from the following

Course # Name Units
AGRI B1 Agriculture, Environment, and Society 3.0
Category CSU IGETC
Units in Major 22 22
General Education 39 37
Possible double counting of GE’s 15 12
Degree Total 60 60
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