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.
|General Education Requirements|
|Area I: Communications|
|English Composition - Level 1||4|
|Rhetoric and Composition||4|
|English Composition - Level 2|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Business and Professional Communication||3|
|Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences||3|
|Technical and Scientific Communication||3|
|Advanced Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations||3|
|Principles of Human Communication||3|
|Area II: Mathematics|
|Select 3-4 credits from the following: 1||3-4|
|Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences||3|
|Trigonometry and Precalculus||4|
|Calculus and Analytic Geometry I||4|
|Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences||10-11|
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 2||3|
|Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 2||3|
|General Education Elective 2||3-4|
|Viewing a Wider World 3|
|Additional College Requirements 4|
|Select three areas of concentration from the following ACES departments: 5||52|
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 6||36-33|
See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses
A Mathematics course is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter the course first.
See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses
Some ACES classes will meet general education requirements.
At least 18 credits must be taken from the primary department and at least 12 credits must be taken from two secondary departments. A minimum of 52 credits (20 of which need to be 300+) of the 120 required for the degree, must be completed in courses offered by the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences.
Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.
Veterinary Medicine (Preprofessional Training Only, Non-Degree)
The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree is a professional degree that is not offered by any college or university in New Mexico; however, you may complete the preparatory program required for admittance to the professional colleges of veterinary medicine at New Mexico State University.
The D.V.M. degree normally requires four years of training in a professional college subsequent to completion of a preveterinary program that requires at least three years of college-level instruction. In most instances a baccalaureate degree is a distinct advantage to the applicant.
Curriculum requirements are determined by the particular school or college of veterinary medicine. The Department of Animal and Range Sciences maintains current requirements for Colorado State University, Washington State, Oregon State and Texas A&M. You should check with an advisor for specific course requirements. As a student from New Mexico, you may be eligible for financial assistance under the program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). See the section on WICHE in the General Information chapter under Resources for Students for more information.