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majors_minors: Agribusiness: Food Marketing


Agribusiness: Food Marketing

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

Jennifer Leeann Williams

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-4201

Advisor's Email


This Department of Agricultural Economics program is designed for students preparing for careers in sales and management of food manufacturing, wholesaling, and retailing operations. Students are given a broad education in food economics, marketing, and management, which prepares them for successful careers in the food distribution system of the twenty-first century. Graduates are employed by food manufacturing firms, independent grocery firms, chain store organizations, affiliated wholesale groups, grocery product wholesalers, food service distributors, food brokerage firms, and related organizations.

Credit Hours



Freshman Year

First Semester

(1) AGEC 20200 (Spreadsheet Use in Agricultural Business)
(3) AGEC 20300 (Introductory Microeconomics for Food and Agribusiness)
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)
(0.5) AGR 11200 (Introduction to Agricultural Economics Academic Programs)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus) or (3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(4) Biological sciences selective
Total Credits: 16
Second Semester
(3) AGEC 21700 (Economics)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(4) Biological sciences selective
(3) Humanities selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 16

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

(3) AGEC 22000 (Economics of Agricultural Markets)
(1) AGEC 29800 (Sophomore Seminar)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)
(3) FS 16100 (Science of Food)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(3) Social science selective
Total Credits: 16
Fourth Semester
(3) AGEC 33000 (Management Methods for Agricultural Business) or
     (3) ENTR 20000 (Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(2) FS 24500 (Food Packaging)
(3) MGMT 20000 (Introductory Accounting)
(3) Humanities selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
Total Credits: 17

Junior Year

Fifth Semester

(3) AGEC 32700 (Principles of Food and Agribusiness Marketing)
(3) AGEC 33100 (Principles of Selling in Agricultural Business)
(3) AGEC 35200 (Quantitative Techniques for Firm Decision Making) or mathematics
or sciences selective *
(4) AGEC 42400 (Financial Management of Agricultural Business)
(3) Social science or humanities selective
Total Credits: 16
Sixth Semester
(3) AGEC 33300 (Food Distribution—A Retailing Perspective)
(3) AGEC 45100 (Applied Econometrics) or mathematics or sciences selective*
(3) FN 30300 (Essentials of Nutrition) or (3) FN 31500 (Fundamentals of Nutrition)
(1) FS 34000 (Introduction to Food Law and Regulations)
(6) Electives
Total Credits: 16

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

(3) Economics selective
(3) Social science, humanities, or international understanding selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(9) Electives
Total Credits: 18
Eighth Semester
(3) FS 44300 (Food Processing III)
(3) Food and agribusiness management selective
(2) Mathematics or sciences selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(4) Electives
Total Credits: 15

Additional Information

*Must complete quantitative techniques for firm decision making or applied econometrics.






Major: Concentration




Created at 9/26/2011 3:03 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 1/15/2012 8:50 PM by Goecker, Allan D