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Agricultural Sciences


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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2000
End Date: Fall Semester 2002

Agricultural Science (AG SC) - Archive

PROFESSOR DENNIS SCANLON, Program Coordinator

This major enables students to develop programs of study to serve their individual needs by assembling courses selected from various departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences. The student develops either a broad background in agriculture or a special program of study not currently offered within departments of the college. The student, in consultation with an adviser, is given considerable flexibility for selecting courses to satisfy individual interests and aspirations.

Students can prepare themselves for careers in agricultural marketing (cooperative manager), agricultural sales (feeds, farm equipment), public relations, agricultural finance (credit agencies or banks), conservation (Soil Conservation Service, USDA), Cooperative Extension Service (county agents), land appraisal (real estate), and international agriculture (Peace Corps, United Nations).

For the B.S. degree in Agricultural Science, a minimum of 128 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(18-30 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 10-25 credits (Sem: 1-7)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 88-91 credits
(This includes 18-30 credits of General Education courses: 0-3 credits of GA courses; 0-3 credits of GHA courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 0-6 credits of GS courses; 9 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (28 credits)
BIOL 011 GN(3), BIOL 012 GN(1), BI SC 003 GN(3), ENGL 015 GWS(3), SPCOM 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 012 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)
AEE 311(3), AEE 360(3), AEE 460(3) (Sem: 5-8)
AEE 400(3) (Sem: 6-7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (25-27 credits)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 202C GWS(3) or ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
AG 200A(2) or AG 200B(2) (Sem: 3-5)
Select 3 credits from AEE 330W(3) or AEE 440(3) (Sem: 4-7)
Select 2-3 credits from AGRO 028(3), FOR 203(2), or A S M 101(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from SOILS 101(3), HORT 101 GN(3), AGESS 201(3), or A S M 101(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from AG EC 101 GS(3), AG BM 200(3), AG EC 450(3), INTAG 100 GS;GI(3), R SOC 011 GS(3) or R SOC/WMNST 420 DF(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3-4 credits from AN SC 001(4), AN SC 211(3), or ENT 202(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from S T S 200 GS(3), FD SC 105 GHS(3), FD SC 200(3), LARCH 060 GA(3), or AEE 465(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from W F S 309(3), FOR 220(3), or AGESS 134 GN(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (35-36 credits)
Select 6 credits from natural science (Sem: 3-8)
Select 9 credits from plant science, soil science, food science, or A S M (Sem: 5-8)
Select 20-21 credits for College Ag Sciences Minor[1] (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-07-001

Review Date: 8/24/00

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