Agricultural Systems Management
Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) prepares individuals to organize and manage environmentally sound, technology-based businesses. The program's emphasis is on planning and directing an industry or business project with responsibility for results. ASM is based on an understanding of how equipment and buildings are used with plants and animals and their products. These processes require an understanding of the biological sciences to produce and maintain top product quality.
Computer skills are taught and used throughout the curriculum. Computers are used to collect and analyze data, and then using that information, to control machines and processes. Other uses involve planning layouts of equipment and buildings, creating graphics for reports, etc. While traditional computer programming is not taught, ASM students graduate with more computer application experience than any other students in the Agricultural complex. The major offers concentrations in Data and Information Systems, Leadership and Management, and Agrosecurity.
Agricultural Systems Management students also take a series of courses in communications, business management and biological sciences, in addition to their specialty courses based in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department. The program provides an in-depth technical knowledge for selecting and applying advanced technologies in the food system. Graduates are prepared to solve a wide variety of business and technical problems in a job field that continues to grow.
- Small class sizes
- Student Competitions, Clubs, Global Experiences
- Individualized advising and attention by faculty
- Practical curriculum for industrial careers
- Great opportunities for scholarships and internships
- Excellent placement record and starting salaries
Plan of Study
Related Career Interests
Careers in Agricultural Systems Management
- Product Education - Use and Value
- Technical Assistance and Troubleshooting
- Technical Product Development, Testing, Application and Sales
- Farm & Agribusiness Management
- Coordinating, Directing and Supervising Manufacturing and Processing Operations
- Buildings and Equipment Layout, Use (Materials Handling, Flow, Processing)
Transfer to Agricultural Systems Management
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Contact InformationAgricultural and Biological Engineering