Agricultural Business
Agricultural Business

You are business-minded with a green thumb, and you also have an interest in how crops are grown and distributed.


About Agricultural Business

Learn how raw products move from farm to table, including all of the functions of agricultural business. This major will allow you to focus on management, marketing, finance, and economics, while addressing questions and concerns involving the economics and sociology of agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.


Concentrations Available:

Agribusiness Finance

Develop your knowledge of agriculture finance to pursue a career in rural development or investment practices.


Food Industry Management

With its proximity in South Louisiana to a tradition of fine food from a variety of cultures, LSU is perfectly situated to provide you with the business tools to make the most of this tradition. In this agricultural business concentration, you will learn about processes and technology in the U.S. food industry.


International Business

Learn about general agriculture practices while focusing on agriculture and international economics.


Rural Development

This curriculum prepares you for a career in which you can assist local governments in nonprofit sectors to improve the livelihood and sustainability of rural areas.


Possible Careers

  • Agronomist
  • Agricultural extension agent 
  • Crop production specialist 
  • Data analyst 
  • Distribution and logistics manager 
  • Food distributor/wholesaler 
  • Food industry manager 
  • Land developer 
  • Public policy manager 
  • Rural development specialist


Sample Course Plan

Please note: This is to be used as a guide for prospective students to get an idea of what courses are taken with this program. The General Catalog houses the most accurate and current degree requirements for each program at LSU.


Year 1
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Year 3
Year 4



Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 2.0 GPA in all coursework (2.5 GPA for transfer)
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA in courses toward degree requirements
  • grade of "C" or better in ENGL 1001 and MATH 1021 or higher

Senior College

College of Agriculture


B.S., Bachelor of Science

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Agriculture: ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎
  • Business & Economics: ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎
  • Communication: ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎
  • Math: ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎

Learn more about course loads by subject area

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