Agricultural Systems Technology and Agribusiness (Composite) - BS

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Degree

This degree is a combination of courses required for the agricultural systems technology degree and the agribusiness degree. USU is the only university in the state with this program. Students gain an understanding of agricultural, biological, and physical sciences, as well as technical and business managerial skills.

The composite program prepares graduates for managerial careers within the agriculture industry, including running a family farm or ranch. Graduates may also pursue other agricultural careers, such as working for an agricultural equipment corporation, managing a machinery dealership, serving as a sales representative for an equipment company, or serving as a farm or ranch manager. 

A dual degree option (meaning students graduate with two separate degrees) is also available through the Applied Economics Department. The difference is that students in the composite program are not required to take as many higher-level math classes and theoretical economics classes.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

This program prepares graduates for managerial careers within the agriculture industry, and many students use it to be better prepared to run a family farm or ranch. Graduates may also pursue other managerial careers within the agricultural industry, working in the following areas:

  • Technical support
  • Agricultural machinery mechanic
  • Agricultural equipment sales agent
  • Directors and supervisors of manufacturing and processing operations
  • Production farm and ranch managers

The Career and Design Center provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.

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We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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Admission Requirements

In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, the agricultural systems technology and agribusiness (composite) program has additional requirements:

  • First-Year students: First-Year students admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to this major.
  • Transfer Students: Transfer students from other institutions need a 2.2 total GPA for admission to this major. Students transferring from other USU majors need a 2.0 total GPA for admission to this major.

International students have additional admissions requirements.

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