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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Agricultural Science

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (AG SC)

PROFESSOR JOHN C. EWING, 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
(18-30 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this 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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 82-90 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 (12 credits)
CAS 100 GWS(3), ENGL 015 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
AEE 360(3), AEE 460(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (43-48 credits)
BIOL 011 GN(3) and BIOL 012 GN(1), or BIOL 110 GN(4) or BI SC 003 GN(3)  (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 101 GN(3) or CHEM 110 GN(3) (Sem: 1-4)
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 in Crop Managment: Any AGECO except X95 and X96, Any AGRO except X95, X96, Any ENT except X95, X96 (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits in any HORT except X95, X96 (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology: Any AG BM except X95 and X96, Any CED except X95, X96, Any R SOC (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits in International Agriculture: AEE 400(3), CED 450 IL(3), INTAG 100 GS;IL(3), INTAG 481(3), R SOC 420 US;IL(3), Any College of Agricultural Sciences international course (Sem: 5-6)
Take 1-2 credits in Careers in Agriculture: AEE 100(2), AG 100(1), AG 113(1), AN SC 290W(1), E R M 151(1) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3-4 credits in any AN SC except 291, X95, X96 (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits in Technology in Agriculture: A S M 217(3), AGECO 144 GN(3), AGECO 457(3); AN SC 207(2) and AN SC 208(1); , E R M 210 GN(3), FD SC 200(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 6 credits in Natural Resources/Ecology: from AGECO 122 GN(3), AGECO 201(3), EGEE 101 GN(3), FOR 470(3), R SOC 327(3), SOILS 071 GN;IL(3), SOILS 101 GN(3), SOILS 412W(3), W F S 209 GN(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from AEE 311(3) or AEE 465(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in Agricultural and Environmental Policy; AG 160 GH(3), AGECO 134 GN(3), CED 201(3), FD SC 105 GHA(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (27-30 credits)
Select 9 credits in Agriculture (Sem: 5-8)
Select 18-21 credits for College of Agricultural 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 2011

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-06-002

Review Date: 04/12/2011

UCA Revision #1: 8/2/06

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