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Undergraduate Degree Programs

International Agriculture Minor

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (INTAG)

This minor is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to enable students to (1) gain an awareness and appreciation for the interrelationship and interdependency of the nations of the world for their food and fiber systems worldwide; (2) gain awareness of problems in international agriculture and sustainability of alternative solutions; (3) understand global impacts of technology, and (4) understand systems of learning across cultures.

This minor requires 18 credits and may be combined with any undergraduate major in the University. Some courses require prerequisites not included in the minor. Foreign language competence is highly recommended.

Students may apply for admission to the minor by completing and submitting an application for admission to Dr. Tom Gill, Office of International Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences, 106 Administration Building, University Park campus. A signature from the student's major program adviser is required. For more information, contact Dr. Tom Gill, Assistant Director of International Programs, at 814-865-8309 or; or Dr. Leif Jensen, Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology and Sociology, at

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor. Students must have six credits of 400-level course work for the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


INTAG 100 GS;IL(3), INTAG 490(3) (Sem: 6-8)

Select courses from three of the first four categories (9 credits) and one internationally-oriented experience from Category 5 (3 credits):
Category 1: Socioeconomic and Communication Systems (3 credits)
 AEE 400(3), AEE 440(3), AG BM 102(3), AG BM 338 IL(3), AYFCE 438 US(1-3), CED 230(3), CED 410(3), CED 417(3), CED 425(3), GEOG 020 GS;US;IL(3), GEOG 040 GS;IL(3), GEOG 123 GS;IL(3), GEOG 126 GS;US;IL(3), GEOG 428 US(3), R SOC/WMNST/CED 420 US;IL(3), any university language skill development course (Sem: 1-8)
Category 2: Food, Health, and Nutrition (3 credits)
BB H 305 IL(3), BB H 402 IL(3), BB H 407 IL(3), FD SC 105(3), FD SC 200(3), NUTR 421 US;IL(3), NUTR 430 IL(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Category 3: Plant and Animal Sciences (3 credits)
AGECO 134 GN(3), AGECO/ENT 457(3), AGRO 028(3), AN SC 201(4), INTAG 300 IL(3), SOILS 071 GN;IL(3), SOILS 101 GN(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Category 4: Natural Resources and the Environment (3 credits)
A S M 327(3), BIOL 436(3), CED 427W(3), CED 450 IL(3), E R M 210 GN(3), EARTH 002 GN(3), FOR 418 US;IL(3), FOR 488W(3), GEOG 030 GS;IL(3), GEOG 110 GN(3), GEOG 310W(3), GEOG 430(3), GEOG 444(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Category 5: Select one internationally-oriented experience (3 credits)
INTAG 296(3), INTAG 297(3), INTAG 298(3), INTAG 397(3), INTAG 398(3), INTAG 399(3), INTAG 495(3), INTAG 496(3), INTAG 497(3), INTAG 498(3), INTAG 499 IL(3), or other international embedded course with agricultural content with approval of INTAG minor coordinator, including but not limited to: AGECO 499(3), CED 499(3), E R M 499(3) and EDSGN 497C(1) (Sem: 1-8)

Students are given the option of participating in a semester study abroad program that would be discussed and approved by the INTAG coordinator and the student's academic advisor. Twelve credits maximum can count toward the minor, and should normally only fulfill elective and internationally-oriented experience credits, and not replace prescribed credits for the minor. The semester study abroad program needs to focus on courses within the food, agriculture or natural resources areas.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 40-06-001

Review Date: 04/10/2012


Contact information updated: 1/5/12