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  • Agricultural Operations Management

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

    About This Major


    Critical TrackingRecommended Semester Plan

    Overview

    Students gain technical experience in systems management, environmental quality, energy efficiency, agricultural machinery, GIS/GPS remote sensing, irrigation, power systems, water control and precision agriculture.

    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, cattle operations regulatory agencies and citrus processing.

    The Agricultural Operations Management (AOM) program is housed in Rogers Hall with laboratories, classrooms and a student computing lab, and also features an additional
    off-site construction laboratory on Museum Road.

    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 can include agricultural production, aquaculture, dairy and cattle operations, agribusiness management, forestry, energy 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

    • Complete 2 of 8 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs, with a minimum grade of C: ACG 2021 or AEB 3122, BSC 2010/2010L, CHM 2045/2045L, ENC 2210, MAC 1147 or MAC 2233, PHY 2004 or PHY 2020, PSY 2012, and SPC 2608 or AEC 3030C.
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking coursework
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs, with a minimum grade
      of C.
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs, with a minimum grade
      of C.
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs, with a minimum grade
      of C.
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete remaining critical-tracking courses, including labs, with a minimum grade of C.
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Recommended Semester Plan

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

    Semester 1 Credits
    CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1)
    (State Core GE-P)
    4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ 3​
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (4) or
    MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus (3) (State Core GE-M)
    3-4
    Composition (State Core GE-C) (WR) 3
    Total 13-14
    Semester 2 Credits
    AEB 3122 Financial Planning for Agribusiness (3) or
    ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting (4)
    3-4
    BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) 4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 3
    Approved elective (see adviser) 3
    Humanities (State Core 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)
    3-4
    BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (GE-B)​ 3​
    PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1 (GE-P) or
    PHY 2020 Introduction to Principles of Physics
    3
    PSY 2012 General Psychology (State Core GE-S) 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
    3
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing (GE-C) 3
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (needed if ECO 2013 was taken) or
    Approved elective
    4
    Approved elective (see adviser) 3
    Physical Science (adviser approved) (GE-P) or
    PHY 2005 Applied Physics 2
    3
    Total 16

    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 2520 Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future 3
    AOM 3220 Agricultural Construction and Maintenance 3
    AOM 3333 Pesticide Application Techniques 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)
    3-4
    ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality 3
    AOM 3734 Irrigation Principles and Practices in Florida 3
    AOM 4314C Power and Machinery Management 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)
    3-4
    AOM 4642 Environmental Systems for Agricultural Structures 3
    AOM 4643 Environmental Hydrology: Principles and Issues 3
    AOM 4933 Professional Practices in Agricultural Operations Management 1
    Approved electives (see adviser) 5
    Total 15-16
    Semester 8 Credits
    AOM 4434 Precision Agriculture 3
    AOM 4444C Electrical Power and Instrumentation for Agricultural Operations Management 3
    AOM 4455 Agricultural Operations and Systems 3
    Approved electives (see adviser) 6
    Total 15

    To graduate, students may need additional credits to reach the total of 120.

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majors: agricultural-operations-management