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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 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.

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 three courses from the first two categories (9 credits) and one internationally-oriented experience from the third category (3 credits):
Category 1: Social Sciences (Select up to two courses from this category; 3-6 credits)
 AEE 400(3), AGBM 338 IL(3), ANTH 120 GS;IL(3), ANTH 472(3), BBH 305(3); BBH 402 Il(3), BBH 407 IL(3), CED 230(3), CED 420 US;IL(3), CED 425(3), CED 450 IL(3), GEOG 3 GN;GS(3), GEOG 30 GS;IL(3), GEOG 123 GS;IL(3), GEOG 126 GS;US;IL(3), GEOG 220(3), GEOG 430(3), GEOG 444(3), NUTR 421 US;IL(3), NUTR 425 IL(3), NUTR 430 IL(3), SPAN 105(4), SPAN 106(4), WMNST 420 US;IL(3), any university language skill development course (Sem: 1-8)
Category 2: Natural Sciences (Select up to two courses from this category, 3-6 credits)
AFR 105 GN;IL(3), AGECO 3(3), AGECO 457(3), EARTH 2 GN(3), ENT 202 GN(3), ENT 222 GN(3), ENT 457(3), ERM 210 GN(3), FDSC 105(3), FOR 201 GN(3), FOR 418 US;IL(3), FOR 488 IL;WAC(3), GEOG 210 GN(3), GEOSC 105 GN;IL(3), INTAG 300 IL(3), PPEM 405(3), SOILS 71 GN;IL(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select international experience (3 credits)
AGBM 470A(2.5), AGBM 470B(0.5), AGECO 499 IL(1-2); ANSC 499 IL(1-12), CED 499 (1-12); ERM 499(1-12); FDSC 460(1), FDSC 499 IL(1-12), HORT 499 IL(1-12), INTAG 199 IL(1-12), INTAG 200(3), INTAG 470A (2.5), INTAG 470B(0.5), INTAG 499 IL(1-12), SOILS 499 IL(1-12), VBSC 499 (0.5-4)

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: Fall Semester 2017

Blue Sheet Item #: 46-02-003

Review Date: 10/3/2017


Contact information updated: 1/5/12


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