Agribusiness

Available at: Athens | Tifton | Griffin

Program Overview

The Agribusiness major (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture - BSA) prepares students for professional careers in agribusiness marketing, management and finance through combining in-depth business concepts with real-world application to the food and fiber industry. Agribusinesses process and market food and fiber products, supply inputs to agricultural production and manage agricultural production. Students learn the economic principles and strategies for agribusiness marketing and management and also develop entrepreneurial skills that can be used to manage their own businesses.


Career-driven courses

View the required agribusiness courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right elective courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor. 

Required courses include: Agribusiness Marketing, Introduction to Agricultural Policy, Intermediate Economic Principles, Agribusiness Finance, and Agribusiness Management.


Hands-on education opportunities

  • Labs and practical applications
  • Use real finance software programs
  • Participate in case studies
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Application of real market prices and forecasts to studies
  • Student marketing team

Shape your undergraduate experience:

Popular study abroad opportunities include:


Prepare to enroll

To get ready for courses to earn an Agribusiness degree we recommend you:

  • Take available AP macro and/or microeconomics courses prior to attending UGA
  • Participate in any school or community business-related clubs or organizations
  • Engage in business-related student projects
  • Volunteer and/or work for organizations or companies with opportunities to observe business practices (banks, cooperatives, trade organizations, etc.)

Interested in transferring to the program? Requirements for the main and extended campuses include:

  • Athens, Griffin, and Tifton: Graduated from high school at least 12 months prior to the term of intended enrollment
  • Athens: Completed 30-59 credit hours and have a minimum of a 3.3 GPA OR
  • Athens, Griffin, and Tifton: Completed 60+ credit hours and have a minimum of a 2.8 GPA
More transfer student information:

Prospective Student Contact

Current Student Contact

Whitney Jones Academic Advisor
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Agricultural & Applied Economics

Learn more

Visit the department of Agricultural and Applied Economics website for more information


Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Agribusiness Graduates*


Agribusiness major outcomes for 2019: 68% employed full time, 28% attending graduate school

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The charts above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. Read more detailed Career Outcomes information for Agribusiness.


 

What can I do with an agribusiness degree?

Job and Career Potential

  • Analyst
  • Assistant Grower
  • Farm Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Operations Manager
  • Produce Broker
  • Product Distribution Coordinator
  • Production and Supply Chain Planner
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Sales Manager

Graduate Program Potential

  • Agribusiness, MAB
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics, MS
  • Economics, MA
  • Finance, MA
  • Law, JD
  • Master of Business Administration, MBA

Median Entry-Level Salary

$45,000


 

How do I pay for college?

Scholarships

Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

CAES ScholarshipsDepartment Scholarships

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.