University of Florida

Agricultural Operations Management

Courses of Concentration

UF Students in the Agricultural Operations Management program are provided with an opportunity to focus on specific interest areas by selecting from courses of concentration in twospecific areas. Systems Management or Sustainable Systems Management. Each area has 18 hours of additional required courses, plus 30 hours of selected courses and electives that focus on a chosen concentration. Listed electives are suggested courses and other courses may be chosen if advisor approved. Students may also obtain elective credit for approved individual study or practical work experience.

Systems Management Concentrations

The programs will appeal to students who enjoy working outdoors and are interested in working directly in production agriculture or the management of state agencies or businesses such as aquaculture, citrus, nursery, vegetable or livestock production.

Required Courses (18 credit hours)
BSC 2007, 2009L (or BSC2010) Biological Science 4
CHM 2045, 2045L General Chemistry 4
PHY 2004 or PHY 2020 Applied Physics 3
MAC 1147 Precalculus Algebra and Trig 4
Physical Science or Geology Course (AOM 2520) 3

 

In addition to the above courses, the following are specific to each concentration:

Production Systems Management (Minor: PKS, Precision Ag, Business)    
BSC 2008 Biological Sciences 2     3
Electives Advisor Approved     20
Total Additional Credits       23
Landscape Management (Minor: Golf, Hort Science)    
IPM 3022 Fundamentals of Pest Management   3
Electives       20
(may include):        
  AOM 3432 Computers in Ag & Nat Resources 3  
  AGR 3005 Principles of Crop Science 3  
  ORH 3222C Turfgrass Culture 4  
  ORH 4223 Golf & Sports Turf Management 2  
  ORH 4236C Landscape & Turfgrass Mgmt 3  
  HOS 3020 Principles of Hort Science 3  
  FRC 3212 Intro to Citrus Culture & Prod 3  
  ORH 3513C Environmental Plant Identification 3  
Total Additional Credits       23
Technical Sales Management (Minor: Mgmt & Sales in Ag Business)    
ADV 3008 Principles of Advertising   3
AEB 3341 Selling Strategically     3
Electives       17
  AOM 3432 Computers in Ag & Nat Resources 3  
  AEB 4314 Term Marketing & Comm Exc 1  
  FIN 3403 Business Finance 4  
  MAR 3231 Intro Retail Sys/Manag 4  
  MAR 3503 Consumer Behavior 4  
  MAR 4403 Sales Management 4  
  AEB 3315 Futures Markets & Risk 3  
  AEB 4138 Adv Agribusiness Mngnt 3  
  AEB 4343 International Agribus Market 3  
Total Additional Credits       23
Fishery and Aquatic Production (Minor: Fisheries)      
FAS 2024 Global & Regional Perspectives in Fisheries   3
FAS 4202C Biology of Fishes     4
FAS 4305C Introductory to Fishery Science   3
FAS 4405 Aquariums, Water and Aquaculture   3
Electives       10
(may include):        
  AOM 3432 Computers in Ag & Nat Resources 3  
  PLS 4343C Ident & Ecology of Aquatic Plants 3  
  PLS 4353C Culture & Prod of Aquatic Plants 3  
  PLS 4613 Aquatic Weed Control 3  
  FAS***** Special Topics    
Total Additional Credits       23
Forestry (Minor: Forestry)      
FOR 3004 Forests, Conservation and People   3
FNR 3131C Dendrology/Forest Plants   3
FNR 3410C Natural Resources Sampling   3
FOR 3162 Silviculture     4
FOR 4621 Forest Economics & Management   4
Electives       6
(may include):        
  AOM 3432 Computers in Ag & Nat Resources 3  
  FOR 2662 Forests for the Future 2  
  FOR 4754C Forest Operations and Wood Utilization 3  
  FOR 4624C Forest Health Management 3  
  LEI 4833 Ecotourism 3  
  FOR 4664 Sustainable Ecotourism Development    
Total Additional Credits       23
Nursery Management (Minor: Environmental Hort)    
ORH 3513C Environmental Plant Identification & Use   3
ORH 3253C Introduction to Nursery Management   4
Electives       16
  AOM 3432 Computers in Ag & Nat Resources 3  
  ORH 3000 Introduction to Ecosystems Restoration 4  
  ORH 3773 Public Gardens 2  
  ORH 4236C Landscape and Turf grass Management 3  
  ORH 4804/4804L Annual & Perennial Gardening & Lab 3  
  PLS 3221/3221L Plant Propagation & Lab 3  
  PLS 4343C Ident & Ecol Aquatic 4  
  FRC 3212 Citrus Culture & Production 3  
  HOS 3020 Horticulture Crop Production 3  
         
Total Additional Credits       23
Business Management        
GEB 3113 Principles of Entrepreneurship   4
AEB 3341 Selling Strategically   3
Electives       16
(may include):        
  AOM 3432 Computers in Ag & Nat Resources 3  
  AEB 4124 Legal Issues in Agribusiness 1  
  AEB 4242 International Trade Policy 3  
  AEB 4314 Term Marketing & Comm Exc 1  
  AEB 4342 Agri Business/Food Marketing 3  
  FIN 3403 Business Finance 4  
  GEB 2011 Intro to Business 3  
  GEB 4110 New Venture Creation 3  
  GEB 4117 Fundamentals of New Venture Planning 4  
Total Additional Credits       23
Organic and Sustainable Ecology (Minor: Organic& Sustainable Crop Prod.)    
AGR 4212 Alternative Cropping Systems   3
AGR 4268C Sustainable Agriculture Systems Analysis   3
ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology   3
Electives       14
(may include):        
  AOM 3432 Computers in Ag & Nat Resources 3  
  HOS 3281C Organic & Sustainable Crop Production 3  
  GEO 3427 Plants, Health & Spirituality 3  
  HOS 4283C Adv Organic & Sustainable Crop Prod 3  
  PLS 3221/3221L Plant Propagation & Lab 3  
  VEC 2100 World Herbs & Vegetables 3  
  SWS 4245 Water Resources Sustainability 3  
Total Additional Credits       23
Animal Production Management        
ANS 3006C Introduction to Animal Science   4
Electives       19
(may include):        
  AOM 3432 Computers in Ag & Nat Resources 3  
  ANS 3236 Introduction to Equine Science 3  
  ASG 3315L Tech Horse Reproduction 1  
  ANS 3319C Reproduct Phys/Endocrin 3  
  ANS 3404C Food Animal Nutrition/Feed 3  
  ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition 4  
  ANS 4243C Beef Cow-Calf Management 3  
         
Total Additional Credits       23


Sustainable Systems Management Concentrations

Protecting human health and the environment are critical roles for graduates in this field. The curriculum focuses on environmental and water quality, energy management, worker safety, GIS and remote sensing, pesticide application, biological controls and organic waste management.

Required Courses (18 credit hours)
BSC 2010, 2010L Principles of Biology 1 and lab 4
CHM 2045, 2045L General Chemistry 4
PHY 2004, 2004L Applied Physics 1 and lab 4
PHY 2005 Applied Physics 2 3
MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus 3

 

In addition to the above courses, the following are specific to each concentration:

Energy Systems Management (Minor: Envir. Science, Sustainability)  
BSC 2011, 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology II (B)   4
CHM 2046, 2046L General Chemistry (P)     4
AOM 2520 Global Sustainable Energy   3
Electives       19
(may include):        
  AOM 3432 Computers in Ag & Nat Resources 3  
  ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology 3  
  EES 4103 Applied Ecology 2  
  AGR 4268C Sustainable Agriculture Systems Ana 3  
  SWS 4244 Wetlands 3  
  SWS 4231C Soil, Water and Land Use 3  
  IPM 3022 Fundamentals of Pest Management 3  
Total Additional Credits       30
     
Environmental Systems Management (Minors: Sustainability, Soils)  
BSC 2011, 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology II (B)   4
CHM 2046, 2046L General Chemistry (P)     4
SWS 4244 Wetlands     3
         
Electives       19
(may include):            
  AOM 3432 Computers in Ag & Nat Resources 3  
  AOM 2520 Global Sustainable Energy 3  
  IDS 2935 Facets of Sustainability 3  
  AGR 4268C Sustainable Agriculture Systems Anal 3  
  ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology 3  
  EES 3000 Environ Science & Human 3  
  EES 4103 Applied Ecology 2  
  SWS 4233 Soil & Water Conservation 3  
  SWS 4231C Soil, Water and Land Use 3  
  SWS 4245 Water Resources Sustainability 3  
Total Additional Credits       30