Bakersfield College

Agriculture

Agriculture Business

Associate of 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.

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:

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate skills in fundamental agribusiness principles and analysis techniques into logical decision-making constructs.
  • 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.
  • 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: 22


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 B2 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4.0
Choose 9 units from the following
AGBS B3 Introduction to Agriculture Business 3.0
CRPS B5 Plant Science 3.0
AGBS B6 Agriculture Sales and Communication 3.0
Choose 3 units from the following
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 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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