Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
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 131 credits is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(11-18 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 16-23 credits (Sem: 1-7)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 80 credits
(This includes 11-18 credits of General Education courses: 8-9 credits of GN courses; 0-6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
BIOL 110 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
CHEM 034 (3) (Sem: 3-4)
B M B 101(3), SOILS 101(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (27 credits)
BIOL 220W GN(4), 230W GN(4), or 240W GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
CHEM 011(3) or 012 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) or 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
AG ED 330W(3) or 440(3) (Sem: 3-6)
AG 200A(2) or 200B(2) (Sem: 5-6)
AG EC 101 GS(3), 106(3), or 200(3) (Sem: 5-6)
R SOC 011 GS(3) or 305W(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from AGRO 028(3), FOR 203(3), HORT 101 GN(3) (Sem: 5-6)
AN SC 201(3), 202(3), or PTYSC 200(3) (Sem: 5-6)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (40 credits)
Select 8 credits from natural science (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from plant and/or soil science (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from agricultural systems management (Sem: 5-8)
Select 14 credits from agriculture (Sem: 7-8)
Select 6 credits from animal science (Sem: 7-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
The Pennsylvania State University ©1998
The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996
Blue Sheet Item #: 24-06-003
Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)