Agricultural Business

Program Information

Degree Type: AAS
Program Code: AGBU
Hegis Code: 5402.00
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The Agricultural Business AAS curriculum seeks to provide skills in agriculture and business, marketing, finance, operations and management. The program will help students prepare to create and maintain viable and productive businesses in the agriculture industry with skills in assessment, risk taking, strategic planning, forecasting and land management. A goal of the program is to support effective employment in local farms, food processing facilities, and value-added home/farm businesses by providing trained and educated individuals to develop the agriculture industry in Warren, Washington and Saratoga Counties regions.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110

Introduction to College Writing


SUNY GEN ED Basic Communication


ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105,

ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110

ENG 104 Writing for the Business and Professions or  ENG 110 Elements of

Technical Writing recommended


3 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics  
4 Introduction to Soils BIO161
3 Introduction to Personal Economics


3 Principles of Microeconomics ECO202
2 Experience Agriculture

AGR101  (Fall only)

3 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

AGR102 (Fall only)

3 Agro-Ecology

AGR112 (Spring only)

3 Principles of Mangagement BUS102

Principles of Marketing

4 Applied Accounting or Financial Accounting BUS144 or BUS146
3 Principles of Entrepreneurship BUS165
3 Fundamentals of Agribusiness

BUS195 (Fall only)

3 Business Law II BUS202
3 Liberal Arts and Sciences Spanish Recommended

Choose two courses from: 

AGR103 (Spring only)


BUS178  (Prereq Required)

BUS203 (Spring only-Prereq Required)

BUS204 (Spring only-Prereq Required)

BUS206 (Spring only-Prereq Required)



6 Electives  
62 Minimum credits required for graduation  
Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3 ECO 101
2 AGR 101
3 BUS 102
3 BUS195
Second Semester
3 ENG102-ENG110
4 BUS 144 or BUS146
3 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics
3 AGR112
3 BUS103
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 ECO202
3 AGR102
3 BUS165
3 Liberal Arts and Sciences
3 Program Electives - See Note 1
Fourth Semester
3 BUS202
4 BIO 161
3 Program Electives - See Note 1
3 Electives - See Note 1
3 Electives - See Note 1


1.  Program Electives are: 

AGR 103, BUS 141, BUS 178 (Prereq Required), BUS 203 (Prereq Required), BUS 204 (Prereq Required), BUS 206 (Prereq Required), BUS 261 (Prereq Recommended), or CIS 125.

SUNY Cobleskill transfer students:  Students should take BUS 146, BUS 206 and CIS 125.  Students may also want to take BUS 203, BUS 204, BUS 261 or additional SUNY GEN ED Knowledge Areas.  Please see an advisor for articulation agreement details.

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