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Agricultural Business, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Ruston, LA, United States
The Applied Biology Concentration is often selected by students with a broad interest in biology or an interest in pursuing a career in allied health-related areas but who do not choose to pursue medical or dental school. 
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Overview

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.  Here at Louisiana Tech, students majoring in Agricultural Business with a concentration in Business gain specific knowledge and experience in areas such as agricultural marketing, policy, and finance, natural resource economics, and farm and agribusiness management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Food and Agricultural Markets
  • Global Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis
  • Trends and Issues in the World Food System
  • Globalisation and Agriculture in Emerging Economies
  • Innovation Systems and Policy Transformation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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 Form 
  • Non-refundable application fee $30.00 (payable by check, money order, or credit card)
  • Proof of available yearly funds to cover each year of study in the form of a statement of account, government scholarship letter or athletic scholarship letter
  • Official academic records and transcripts (High School GPA of 2.5). Certified translations of supporting documents in English must accompany all documents

Tuition Fee

  • International

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ruston

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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