ASM is an academic major (in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources) that blends the study of physical systems principles, engineering technology, agricultural sciences, business management, and communications. The curriculum prepares men and women for careers in the broad field of agriculture and allied areas that involve the integration of technical and business knowledge.
Personal career objectives may be pursued by combining this major with a minor or specialization in such areas as Production Agriculture, Agribusiness, or Applied Technology. Interpretations of these specializations are as follows, respectively.
Agribusiness or Business Administration: students select elective courses in agribusiness, economics, business, and related areas to achieve career goals in agribusiness fields. A Dealership Management Specialization within the business option is available. This specialization is designed for students who want careers as equipment dealership managers or with equipment manufactures. Please see following link for more detailed information.
Production Agriculture: students select elective courses in agricultural sciences and supporting areas to achieve career goals in the technical and management aspects of production agriculture.
Applied Technology: students select elective courses to enhance curriculum diversity in particular areas of interests; such as communications, international studies, industrial management, and agricultural/industrial equipment retailing.