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Agricultural Business, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Ruston, LA, United States
Agricultural Business offers two concentrations at Louisiana Tech University, Business or Plant Science. Louisiana Tech is the only regional institution that offers a degree in Agricultural Business with a concentration in Plant Science. 
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Overview

We offer a bachelor degree in Agricultural Business at the Louisiana Tech University. The program’s broad range of courses includes horticultural production, landscape design and contracting, agronomic applications, pest management, soil and water management. Learning settings include our greenhouses, horticultural gardens, tree farm, garden and nursery areas.

Louisiana agriculture contributes billions to the state’s economy annually. In addition to understanding the on the ground fundamentals of managing operations that involve livestock, poultry, horses, swine, greenhouses and plant nurseries, and agricultural row crops, for example, one must understand how to make their business flourish in order to provide a steady income. Understanding areas of agricultural business like international trade, investments, and market fluctuations are essential to make a business economically relevant.

Job Opportunities

  • Landscape contractor or designer
  • Greenhouse or nursery manager
  • Golf course grounds manager
  • Agricultural crop consultant
  • Pesticide sales
  • Agricultural equipment sales
  • Parish or county agent
  • USDA program specialist
  • High school agriculture teacher
  • Lab supervisor
  • Agriculture producer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • A Business Administration minor from the College of Business is built in to the concentration. 
  • In addition to the agricultural business courses mentioned above, for the minor, students must take courses in computer information systems, finance, marketing, accounting, management, and business law in the College of Business. Fourteen hours of directed electives offers some flexibility to earn a second minor or gain more exposure in areas of plant science and animal science.
  • Louisiana Tech University is the only institution in the central to north Louisiana region that offers a degree program in Agricultural Business with a concentration in Plant Science. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Non-refundable application fee $30.00 
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries: Students with a 2.0 GPA must have one of the following: an iBT TOEFL 79 or an IELTS 6.5 or SAT Math subscore 510, Evidence-based Reading and Writing 500 subscore with a minimum composite score of 1130 or ACT Math subscore 19 and English subscore 18 with a minimum composite score of 23. 
  • Copy of Current Valid Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5534 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5534 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    3702 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1851 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ruston

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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