Dec 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural and Applied Economics, B.S. / Bachelor of Business Administration, B.B.A.

This unique and progressive program leads to two undergraduate degrees—Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics and Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business. Students completing this program will be better educated for the world economy of the future and will have enhanced marketability for a wide range of careers. Students will also be prepared to enter the Master of Business Administration program if desired. The curriculum provides a common body of knowledge for students in agricultural and applied economics and business administration. Students must complete lower-division BA courses before taking upper-division BA courses and must have a 2.75 GPA.

Recommended Curriculum

First Year


Total: 16

Total: 16

Second Year



Total: 6


Total: 6

Third Year


Total: 18


Total: 16

Fourth Year


Total: 18


Total: 17

Total Hours: 144

Department CORE Policy: Includes AAEC 3315 AAEC 2401 , and AGSC 2301 . All students expecting to graduate on schedule are strongly advised to complete the CORE before beginning their senior year. Students failing to do so may delay their graduation date.

Both degrees may be granted on completion of all 144 hours.

All MATH, ECO, ENGL, and Business Administration courses, AAEC 2305 , and AGSC 2301  must be completed with a grade of C or better.

See the Rawls College of Business section of the catalog for information on lower division requirements. Students interested in pursuing a B.B.A. degree in majors other than general business should visit with a Rawls College of Business advisor about additional course requirements.

Satisfactory completion of the first and second year courses and a 2.75 GPA at Texas Tech are required to advance to the upper division of the business administration program.

2.75 GPA required for ACCT 2300  and ACCT 2301 .

* Lab Science

Selected from: PSS 1411  and PSS 2401 , ANSC 1401 , NRM 1401 , ATMO 1300  / ATMO 1100 , BIOL 1401  and BIOL 1402 , CHEM 1305  and CHEM 1306 , GEOG 1401 , GEOL 1303  / GEOL 1101 , PHYS 1403  and PHYS 1404 , or any other 4-hour lab science course (see Life and Physical Sciences core curriculum ).

† Language, Philosophy, and Culture; Multicultural; or Creative Arts Elective

There are three university requirements for these subjects. The requirements may be met individually or by completing a course that satisfies more than one. A list of approved courses is available from the dean’s office.

‡ AGGB Curriculum Group:

Select 5 courses from the following list; one of the five must be chosen from AAEC 4305 , AAEC 4306 , or AAEC 4313 :

§ Agricultural Elective

Agricultural Elective must be selected from:

# BA Curriculum Group:

Choose 21 hours (not used to fulfill another requirement) from at least 3 of the areas ACCT, BECO, FIN, ISQS, MGT, MKT. At least 9 hours must be from senior-level courses. Be aware that some senior-level courses will most likely have prerequisites. Please refer to Course Descriptions .

Communication Literacy Requirement

The following courses partially fulfill the Communication Literacy requirement for the dual-degree program: