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  • Agricultural Operations Management

    Agricultural operations management combines emerging technologies with business principles to allow students to apply cutting edge techniques to a wide variety of career paths.

    About This Major

    • College: Agricultural and Life Sciences
    • Degree: Bachelor of Science
    • Hours for Degree:120
    • Minor: Precision Agriculture
    • Combined-Degree Program:Yes
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    Students gain technical experience in systems management, environmental quality, energy efficiency, agricultural construction management, machinery, GIS/GPS remote sensing, safety, irrigation, power systems, water control and food processing.

    The curriculum supports students who plan to seek career opportunities in commercial business operations and management. In addition to hands-on applied skills, students also will take courses in economics, accounting, business, finance, sales and business management. Graduates become an integral part of the profitable operations of many types of businesses, such as grove management, commercial nurseries, building construction and materials, regulatory agencies and citrus processing.

    The program offers state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, multimedia computer facilities and a construction laboratory.

    Students can choose a focus area based on their courses of concentration. Math and science requirements will be oriented toward the student’s specific interests and must be adviser approved. Examples of focus areas include, but are not limited to, agricultural construction, aquaculture, dairy operations, energy, horticulture operations and nursery operations.

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    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Equivalent critical tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking coursework for semesters 1-5
    • Complete 2 of 5 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs: BSC 2007/2009L,
      CHM 2045/2045L, MAC 1147 or MAC 2233, PHY 2004 or PHY 2020, and any physical science course or PHY 2005.

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses, including labs

    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BSC 2007 Biological Sciences: Cells, Organisms and Genetics 3
    BSC 2009L Laboratory in Biological Sciences 1
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (4) or
    MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus (3)
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Humanities (GE-H, N) 3
    Total 13-14
    Semester 2 Credits
    AEB 3122 Financial Planning for Agribusiness (3) or
    ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting (4)
    BSC 2008 Biological Sciences: Evolution, Ecology and Behavior 3
    CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-P) 4
    Approved elective (see adviser) 3
    Humanities (GE-H, D) 3
    Total 16-17
    Semester 3 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You (3) or
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (4) (GE-S)
    PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1 (GE-P) or
    PHY 2020 Introduction to Principles of Physics
    PSY 2012 General Psychology (GE-S) 3
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 3
    Business law, ethics or human resources (see adviser) 3-4
    Total 15-17
    Semester 4 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences (WR) or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (needed if ECO 2013 was taken) or
    Approved elective
    Approved elective (see adviser) 3
    Physical science (adviser approved) (GE-P) or
    PHY 2005 Applied Physics 2
    Total 16

    Note: Use summer terms to make up general education requirements or first/second-year prerequisites for the major.

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    Semester 5 Credits
    AOM 3220 Agricultural Construction and Maintenance 3
    AOM 3333 Pesticide Application Techniques 3
    AOM 3734 Irrigation Principles and Practices in Florida 3
    Approved electives (see adviser) 6
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management (3) or
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (4)
    ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality 3
    AOM 4314C Power and Machinery Management 3
    AOM 4434 Precision Agriculture 3
    SWS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment 3
    Total 15-16
    Semester 7 Credits
    AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Marketing (3) or
    MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing (4)
    AOM 4444C Electrical Power and Instrumentation for Agricultural Operations Management 3
    AOM 4642 Environmental Systems for Agricultural Structures 3
    AOM 4933 Professional Practices in Agricultural Operations Management 1
    Approved electives (see adviser) 5
    Total 15-16
    Semester 8 Credits
    AOM 3073 Safety in Agriculture 3
    AOM 4455 Agricultural Operations and Systems 3
    AOM 4643 Environmental Hydrology: Principles and Issues 3
    Approved electives (see adviser) 6
    Total 15

    Students may need additional credits to reach the total of 120 to graduate.

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majors: agricultural-operations-management