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  • Agricultural Operations Management

    Agricultural operations management (AOM) combines hands-on applied coursework and core business principles with emerging technologies and sustainable methods to enable students to apply cutting edge techniques to a wide variety of career paths.

    About this Major

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


    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    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 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.

    The program features electives in focused areas of concentration. Students choose from Sustainable Energy and Facilities, Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Leadership or Extension, Animal Production Management, Fishery and Aquatic Production, Forest Resources and Conservation, Horticulture and Crop Management, and Soil and Water Science.

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    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    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, 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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    Model Semester Plan

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

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory
    , 1 credit
    OR

    BOT 2010C Introductory Botany, 3 credits
    GE-B
    3-4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3​
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry, 4 credits, or
    MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus, 3 credits, (State Core GE-M)
    3-4
    Composition
    State Core GE-C; WR; D or N
    3
    Elective 1
    Total 13-15
    Semester 2 Credits
    ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting or
    Advisor-approved alternative
    4
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
    , 1 credit
    State Core GE-P
    4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    GE-M
    3
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H; D or N
    3
    Physical Science
    GE-P
    3
    Total 17
    Semester 3 Credits
    AOM 2520 Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future 3
    AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You, 3 credits, or
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics, 4 credits, (GE-S)
    3-4
    PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1, 3 credits, and
    PHY 2004L Laboratory for Applied Physics 1,
    1 credit
    OR

    PHY 2020 Introduction to Principles of Physics, 3 credits, and
    PHY 2004L Laboratory for Applied Physics 1
    , 1 credit
    GE-P
    4
    PSY 2012 General Psychology
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 13-14
    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 advisor
    3
    Total 13
    Semester 5 Credits
    AEB 3300 Agricultural and Food Marketing, 3 credits, or
    MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing, 4 credits
    3-4
    AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management, 3 credits, or
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management, 4 credits
    3-4
    AOM 3220 Agricultural Construction and Maintenance 3
    AOM 3333 Pesticide Application Techniques 3
    Approved elective
    See advisor
    3
    Total 15-17
    Summer Credits
    AOM 3734 Irrigation Principles and Practices in Florida 3
    Total 3
    Semester 6 Credits
    ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality or
    AOM 4521 Introduction to Biofuels
    3
    AOM 4314C Power and Machinery Management 3
    SWS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment 3
    Approved electives
    See advisor
    6
    Total 15
    Semester 7 Credits
    Business law, ethics, or human resources
    AEB 4085 Agricultural Risk Management and the Law, 3 credits, or
    AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law, 3 credits, or
    AEB 4126 Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics, 3 credits, or
    BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business, 4 credits
    See advisor
    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 advisor
    6
    Total 16-17
    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
    AOM 4461 Sustainable Agricultural Systems 3
    Approved elective
    See advisor
    3
    Total 15
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majors: agricultural-operations-management