Transfer Students

The following courses are suggestions to take prior to transferring to MU. The suggestions are the same for a student interested in an undergraduate degree in either agricultural economics or agribusiness management and will fulfill MU and departmental requirements.

Attending another institution for one year, take courses equivalent to MU's:

  • English 1000*
  • Math 1100
  • Political Science 1100 or History 1100 or History 1200
  • Chemistry 1100, 1320 or Biochemistry 2110, 2112
  • Communications 1200
  • Biology 1010 and 1020 (biology with a lab)
  • Philosophy 1200

*Student may be required to take a beginning composition course, i.e., Comp I. This course is not equivalent to English 1000 and students will need to take a Comp II course for the English equivalency.

Attending another institution for two years, take courses equivalent to MU's:

  • English 1000*
  • Math 1100
  • Political Science 1100 or History 1100 or History 1200
  • Chemistry 1100, 1320 or Biochemistry 2110, 2112
  • Communications 1200
  • Biology 1010 and 1020 (biology with a lab)
  • Ag Econ 1041 or Econ 1014 (microeconomics)
  • Ag Econ 1042 or Econ 1015 (macroeconomics)
  • Accounting 2036 (managerial accounting)
  • Accounting 2037 (financial accounting)
  • Math 1400
  • Philosophy 1200
  • Humanities, Animal Science or Plant Science courses**

*Student may be required to take a beginning composition course, i.e., Comp I. This course is not equivalent to English 1000 and students will need to take a Comp II course for the English equivalency.

**Humanities courses include literature, foreign civilization courses, philosophy, art history.

Reminder: only 18 hours of agriculture courses are allowed from a junior college.

Transferring Credits

For more course equivalency information, see Transfer Equivalencies at MU Admissions.

Students transferring must complete: a minimum of 32 hours in residence at the University of Missouri; and at least 20 of the 32 hours of residence credits must be taken in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), if no prior agriculture credit is transferred. While 18 hours of agriculture courses may be accepted for transfer credit, the transfer student must complete at least 20 hours of CAFNR courses.

If you plan to transfer into either of these majors, it is recommended that you complete all mathematics, statistics and accounting requirements before the junior year.

GPA Requirements

Students must have a 2.7 cumulative grade point average to transfer into agricultural economics or agribusiness management.