Arizona State University

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Agribusiness (Preveterinary Medicine)

Course Description

The BS in agribusiness teaches students the business of agricultural production, finance, marketing and distribution. Through a technology-rich curriculum that focuses on real-world projects, students explore global agribusiness issues such as international trade, food safety and sustainability. The agribusiness industry is increasingly competitive, sophisticated and global, driving demand for innovative leaders who understand the industry's unique challenges and practices. The programs offered through the highly respected School of Letters and Sciences prepare graduates for success in graduate school or a wide range of careers. By adding a concentration in preveterinary medicine, students can build on course work in chemistry and biology, to open opportunities for further study, including veterinary medicine. Others may seek to apply their science knowledge in the human or veterinary pharmaceutical industries or in the food industry, focusing on processing, production and food safety. This major is eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program at the following location: Polytechnic campus. Students from Western states, who select this major and campus, may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition at a rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program. Additional Program Fee: Yes Second Language Requirement: No First Required Math Course: MAT 210 - Brief Calculus. Program Math Intensity:program math intensity moderate Moderate

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Career outcomes

Accounting for more than 50 percent of the global economy and employing 25 percent of Americans, agribusiness brings food from the farm to the global table. Possible career paths include: finance and technical positions with private agribusiness firms and governmental agencies management marketing veterinary medicine Example Careers: Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following: *growth *median salary Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $79,900 Animal Scientists 13.15% $61,230 Aquacultural Managers Bright OutlookBright Outlook $64,660 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products Green OccupationGreen $55,860 Economists 5.82% $90,550 Environmental Economists Green Occupation Bright Outlook 5.82% $90,550 Farm and Ranch Managers Green Occupation Bright Outlook $64,660 First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers Green Occupation $42,600 First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers $42,600 Food Scientists and Technologists 16.32% $58,340 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 0.17% $19,080 Nursery and Greenhouse Managers Bright Outlook $64,660

Agribusiness (Preveterinary Medicine) Arizona State University