General Agriculture - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

The general agriculture major is designed for students searching for a well-rounded education that builds on the diversity of the other degree programs in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). The flexibility of the general agriculture degree allows students to tailor a program to fit their individual interests and career goals. Students completing the program earn a Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture. Students choose general agriculture for a variety of reasons. Some may enter the program with a specific career goal in mind. Others may choose general agriculture to obtain a broader education that will give them more flexibility. The curriculum in General Agriculture is administered by the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science.

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 Requirements
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
Select one from the following:3
Advanced Composition3
Professional & Technical Communication3
Professional and Technical Communication Honors3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Area II: Mathematics
Select 3-4 credits from the following: 13-4
Survey of Mathematics3
College Algebra3
Applications of Calculus I3
Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 2
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 2
Either an Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) or an Area IV:Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 2
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective 23-4
Viewing a Wider World 3
Departmental/College Requirements
Additional College Requirements 4
Select three areas of concentration from the following ACES departments: 552
Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business
Agricultural and Extension Education
Animal and Range Science
Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science
Family and Consumer Sciences
Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology
Plant and Environmental Sciences
Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring total credits to 120 633-36
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
ACES 1210 Financial Fitness for College Students 1
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
MATH 1220G College Algebra 1 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 1 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course (recommend one of the following): 2 3-4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory 1
 
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology 1  
Introductory Plant Science 1  
Applied Biology 1  
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course (recommend one of the following): 2 3
Survey of Food and Agricultural Issues  
Survey of Economics  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Microeconomics Principles  
Elective Course 3
Primary Concentration Elective Course 3
 Credits15-16
Second Year
Semester 1
AXED 2120G Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture 1 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course (recommend one of the following): 2 3-4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory 1
 
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology 1  
Introductory Plant Science 1  
Applied Biology 1  
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
General Education Elective Course 2 3-4
Primary Concentration Elective Course 3
Secondary Concentration Elective Course 3
 Credits15-17
Semester 2
Primary Concentration Elective Course 3
Primary Concentration Elective Course 3
Secondary Concentration Elective Course 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Semester 1
Primary Concentration Elective Course 3
Primary Concentration Elective Course 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
Upper-Division ACES Elective Course 3
Upper-Division ACES Elective Course 3
Secondary Concentration Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
Upper-Division ACES Elective Course 3
Upper-Division ACES Elective Course 3
Upper-Division ACES Elective Course 3
Secondary Concentration Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
Upper-Division ACES Elective Course 3
Upper-Division ACES Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120-123