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Agribusiness

Program Description

Students graduating from the Agribusiness program will have career opportunities in the fields of agronomy, livestock production, precision agriculture, insurance, ag lending, machinery, ag supply, and ag service. Students may specialize within these fields in sales, operation, and management.

The Agribusiness program will offer classroom instruction and hands-on laboratories in agriculture economics and business combined with electives in agriculture areas such as livestock production, crop production, and precision agriculture. This, coupled with a supervised internship, will prepare students for gainful employment.

Preparation

Students entering the Agribusiness program should develop skills in sales, marketing, and customer service. Good communication skills, resourcefulness, adaptability, innovative thought, and problem-solving skills will be used throughout the program.

Required Program Entrance Scores

  • ACT:  Math 15, English 16, Reading 15
  • CLASSIC ACCUPLACER:  Math 40 (Elementary Algebra), Reading 61, Writeplacer 4 
  • NEXT GEN ACCUPLACER:  Math 236 (QR, Algebra, and Statistics), Reading 240, Writing 250

If minimum program requirements are not met, a three-year option is available.

Career Opportunities

An Agribusiness Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree will qualify students for many varied positions in the agriculture industry. These include sales, operation, and management positions in the fields of agronomy, livestock production, precision agriculture, insurance, ag lending, machinery, ag supply, and ag service. Example jobs may include crop insurance agent, agronomy operation specialist, feed plant operator, precision agriculture specialist, crop insurance agent, agriculture lending associate, equipment salesperson, and office assistant. 

Special Costs

A $100 deposit, required upon acceptance into the program, is applied toward tuition. Fee is non-refundable if you decide not to attend BSC.

Additional Information

Students will have an opportunity to join the Ag Club, which is the most active club on the BSC campus. Members host tailgating prior to Mystics events, participate in monthly social activities, partake in volunteer opportunities, attend field trips to various agribusinesses, and promote agriculture on the BSC campus. 

Scholarships are readily available to students enrolled in agriculture degree programs.

Contact

701-224-2429
bsc.cet@bismarckstate.edu

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