Agricultural and Extension Education (Agricultural Extension/Development) - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.  Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2210GProfessional and Technical Communication Honors3
Oral Communication
ACOM 1130GEffective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture (Departmental/College Requirement) 23
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra3
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
CHEM 1120GIntroduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
AGRO 1110GIntroduction to Plant Science (Lecture & Lab)4
or HORT 1115G Introductory Plant Science
AEEC 2130GSurvey of Food and Agricultural Issues3
Area V: Humanities
Choose one from the following:3
United States History I3
United States History II3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
MUSC 1130GMusic Appreciation: Western Music3
General Education Elective 1
PSYC 1110GIntroduction to Psychology3
Viewing A Wider World 36
Agricultural Animals of the World3
Insects, Humans, and the Environment
Choose one additional VWW Course from a College outside of the College of ACES
World Agriculture and Food Problems (recommended)3
Departmental/College Requirements
ACES 1120Freshman Orientation1
AXED 1110Introduction to Agricultural, Extension, and Technology Education3
AXED 1130Techniques in Agricultural Mechanization3
AXED 2110Metal Fabrication3
AXED 2130Early Field-Based Experience2
AXED 3130Advanced Technology in the Agricultural Mechanization3
AXED 3150Philosophy and Methods of Contests3
AXED 4110Management of Change, Diffusion, and Adoption of Innovations3
AXED 4215Developing Excellent Programs in Career and Technical Education3
AXED 4220Methods for Teaching Agricultural and Technology Education3
AXED 4235Directed Teaching in Extension Education12
AXED 4620Methods of Teaching Biological, Earth and Physical Sciences in Agriculture3
AXED 47104-H Youth Development1
ACOM 1110Introduction to Agricultural Communication3
ACOM 3150Communications Campaigns in Agriculture3
ACOM 3160VCommunicating Agriculture & Science to the Public3
ANSC 1120Introduction to Animal Science3
ANSC 1120LIntroduction to Animal Science Lab1
ANSC 304Feeds and Feeding3
ANSC 310Exhibiting Livestock3
SOIL 2110Introduction to Soil Science3
SOIL 2110LIntroduction to Soil Science Laboratory1
Agricultural Elective Courses 12 credits from the following: 212
Agricultural Communications
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanics
Plant, Pest and Soil Sciences
Animal Science
Second Language: (not required)
Elective or other Ag Elective, to bring the total credits to 120 43
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G College Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ACES 1120 Freshman Orientation 1
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
AXED 1110 Introduction to Agricultural, Extension, and Technology Education 3
ACOM 1110 Introduction to Agricultural Communication 3
AGRO 1110G
Introduction to Plant Science (Lecture & Lab)
or Introductory Plant Science
Semester 2
MATH 1220G College Algebra 1 3
ACOM 1130G Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture 3
AXED 1130 Techniques in Agricultural Mechanization 3
AXED 2110 Metal Fabrication 3
Choose from one of the following: 3
United States History I
United States History II
Second Year
Semester 1
CHEM 1120G Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 4
ENGL 2210G Professional and Technical Communication Honors 1 3
SOIL 2110 Introduction to Soil Science 3
SOIL 2110L Introduction to Soil Science Laboratory 1
AXED 4710 4-H Youth Development 1
MUSC 1130G Music Appreciation: Western Music 3
Semester 2
AXED 4215 Developing Excellent Programs in Career and Technical Education 3
PSYC 1110G Introduction to Psychology 3
AEEC 2130G Survey of Food and Agricultural Issues 3
AXED 2130 Early Field-Based Experience 2
ANSC 1120 Introduction to Animal Science 3
ANSC 1120L Introduction to Animal Science Lab 1
Third Year
Semester 1
GEOG 315V World Agriculture and Food Problems 3
AXED 4220 Methods for Teaching Agricultural and Technology Education 3
ACOM 3160V Communicating Agriculture & Science to the Public 3
Agricultural Elective 3
Agricultural Elective 3
Semester 2
ANSC 310 Exhibiting Livestock 3
AXED 3150 Philosophy and Methods of Contests 3
ACOM 3110 Agricultural Communications 3
AXED 4620 Methods of Teaching Biological, Earth and Physical Sciences in Agriculture 3
Agricultural Elective 3
Fourth Year
Semester 1
Agricultural Elective 3
Elective 3
ANSC 304 Feeds and Feeding 3
AXED 3130 Advanced Technology in the Agricultural Mechanization 3
Agricultural Animals of the World
or Insects, Humans, and the Environment
Semester 2
AXED 4235 Directed Teaching in Extension Education 12
AXED 4110 Management of Change, Diffusion, and Adoption of Innovations 3
 Total Credits120