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Navigate: Scheduling Appointments

Beginning March 2, 2020, LSU is using the new Navigate platform for students and advisors. This program can be used to schedule appointments with the LSU College of Agriculture Office of Student Services (advisors) and your major-specific faculty advisors. Navigate is available for download on both Apple and Android devices.

To make an appointment with Brandon Guillory or Jennie Sparks in the Office of Student Services, please follow the steps below:

  • Download the Navigate app to your phone.
  • Select the “Appointments” widget
  • Select “Academic Advising”
  • Select “College of Agriculture”
  • Select the reason for your visit
  • Select the date and time available.

The Navigate app will send you a confirmation email/text to let you know the appointment has been created. Students can check-in for their appointments at the front desk in room 106 Woodin Hall. Please have your LSU ID number ready to check-in. If you have trouble scheduling an appointment in the Navigate app, please reach out to the LSU College of Agriculture Office of Student Services by sending an email to or by calling 225-578-2065.

If you are an undergraduate major or minor in Agricultural Business and need in-person or online advising from the Undergraduate Advisors Mr. Ator, Dr. Biswas, or the Director of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Fannin, please use the Navigate app to schedule an advising appointment. You may also send an appointment request via email to by stating the date and time that you need advising.

Alternatively, you contact one of the advisors below by phone or email to set up meeting appointments or walking up if an advisor has open-door advising hours. 

Dr. Trina Biswas

Director of Undergraduate Studies  

Dr. Trina Biswas

Office: 224 Martin D. Woodin Hall
Phone: 225-578-2759


Undergraduate Advisor

Mr. Don Ator

Office: 125 Martin D. Woodin Hall

Careers in Agricultural Business

Management Positions in Agribusiness, Food, & Fiber Firms
Commodity, Wholesale, & Retail Marketing
Finance & Banking
Real Estate
Government & the Public Sector
Production Agriculture
Natural Resource and Environmental Management
Policy and Economic Analysis
Post-Undergraduate Education (Graduate School, MBA Programs, Law School)

Curriculum for the B.S. in Agricultural Business

B.S. in Agricultural Business, No concentration

B.S. in Agricultural Business, Concentration Agribusiness Finance

B.S. in Agricultural Business, Concentration Food Industry Management

B.S. in Agricultural Business, Concentration International Business

B.S. in Agricultural Business, Concentration Rural Development

Program Requirements

Once you are an LSU student you need to meet the following requirements to pursue major in Agribusiness.

2.0 GPA in all course work (2.5 for transfer)

2.0 cumulative GPA in the courses counted towards degree requirements

Grade 'C' or better in ENGL 1001 and MATH 1021 or higher


The Comprehensive Academic Tracking System (CATS) is a great tool to track your progress each semester.


LSU Academic Calendar

Students can find information on semester starting and ending dates, holidays, final dates for dropping and adding courses, course scheduling dates, and other dates of interest.

Academic Calendar

Olinde Career Center

For resources available to students who are on the job market, LSU's Olinde Career Center is your starting point!

 Career Center

Student Advocacy & Accountability 

LSU Cares is a university initiative dedicated to the well-being of students and promotion of a community that cares about each of its members. 


Office of Student Services

For additional information on advising, please visit the College of Agriculture's Office of Student Services in 106 Woodin Hall.

Student Services