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Agricultural Sciences


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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2003
End Date: Fall Semester 2005

Agricultural Science - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (AG SC)

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. Students are expected to focus study on one or more disciplines of the agricultural sciences by selecting a minor from the approved list of minors offered by the College of Agricultural Sciences. 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 and natural resource related sales, and /or public relations; food, agricultural and natural resource commodity groups, agricultural finance; governmental and conservation agencies; the Cooperative Extension Service; land use and appraisal; and international agriculture agencies.

For the B.S. degree in Agricultural Science, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(16-30 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)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(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: 6-26 credits (Sem: 1-7)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 82-88 credits
(This includes 16-30 credits of General Education courses: 0-3 credits of GA courses; 0-3 credits of GHA courses; 7-9 credits of GN courses; 0-6 credits of GS courses; 9 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (19 credits)
CAS 100 GWS(3), ENGL 015 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1) (Sem: 1-4)
AEE 311(3), AEE 360(3), AEE 460(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (30-33 credits)
BIOL 011 GN(3), and BIOL 012 GN(1), or BI SC 003 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 202C GWS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from AEE 330W(3), AEE 440(3) (Sem: 4-7)
Select 3-4 credits from A S M 101(3), AGRO 028(3), FORT 220(4) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from AGESS 201(3), HORT 101 GN(3), SOILS 101 GN(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from AG BM 101 GS(3), AG BM 200(3), AG EC 450 IL(3), INTAG 100 GS;IL(3), R SOC 011 GS(3), R SOC/WMNST 420 US;IL(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3-4 credits from AN SC 001(4), AN SC 211(3), ENT 202 GN(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from AEE 465(3), FD SC 105 GHA(3), FD SC 200(3), LARCH 060 GA(3), S T S 200 GS(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from AGECO 134 GN(3), AGESS 201(3), W F S 209(3) (Sem: 5-6)
AEE 400(3) or INTAG 481(3) (Sem: 6-7)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (33-36 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 18-21 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: Spring Semester 2003

Blue Sheet Item #: 31-02-002

Review Date: 1/20/04

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