Aug 14, 2022  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Business, Livestock Business Management Option, B.S.

This curriculum is for students intending to work in any sector of the livestock and meat industry, ranging from input suppliers, to ranches, feedlots, meat packing companies, marketing and sales agents, futures/commodities exchange groups, policy makers, and international trade organizations. In this option, courses in farm and ranch management, agricultural finance, marketing, and trade are supplemented with courses in animal science, biology, range management, food science, data analysis, and other disciplines. Students may pursue a minor in Animal Science as part of this option, but can choose the non-minor version instead. Students will gain a broad understanding of both the business and science of the livestock industry.

Minimum Course Requirements

1A minimum of 42 credits must be at the 3000 and 4000 level for graduation. At least 30 of the 42 credits must be earned from UW.

  • First-Year Seminar Credits: 3 2 (FYS)
  • Human Culture Credits: 6 3 (H)
  • U.S. & Wyoming Constitutions Credits: 3 (V)
  • Electives Credits: 3-4

Writing - Communication: 9 Hours

2Must earn a “C” or better.

Quantitative (Q): 7 Hours

Science (PN): 8 Hours

3PN and H may not be fulfilled by AGEC or ECON courses.

Additional Biology of Livestock

Supporting Economics: 3 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

2Must earn a “C” or better.

5AGEC 4840  may not be double-counted towards both Agricultural Economics and Quantitative Skills.

6Suggest COSC 1200  for most, or IMGT 1400 (for advanced users).

7Must earn a “C” or better in all courses required in the minor to earn the minor.