Agricultural Science Concentration

The program provides technical expertise which prepares students to assume a variety of agriculture-related positions in rural or urban communities. The curriculum is designed for those who desire to own or manage farms; become agricultural representatives for banking and financial institutions, cooperatives, chemical companies, the Agricultural Extension Service, and other federal agencies and state agencies; or to engage in public relations, research, and other aspects of industry related to agriculture and agribusiness.

Professional Education Option

This agricultural science option is offered in cooperation with the School of Education, and graduates meet certification requirements to teach high school agricultural education and agriscience. The option is designed especially to prepare students as professional agricultural educators. Graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles in other segments of the agricultural industry related to public relations, sales, communication, manufacturing, and government service. It is possible to obtain add-on endorsements in the secondary education (7-12) areas such as biology and chemistry.

 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (71 Hours)

 
  Course

Credit Hours

 
  Ag Econ 471

3

 
  Ag ET 220

3

 
  An Sci 220 or 240

3

 
  An Sci 340 or 350

3

 
  Micro 251 or 310

4

 
       

Non-licensure Option OR

Professional Education Option

Course

Credit Hours

Course Credit Hours
Ag Econ 325

3

Ag 450 3
Ag ET 350

3

Ag Ed 310*, 404*, 405*, 470 15
An Sci 360 or Pl Sci 431

3

Ag Ed 470 2
Chem 310

3

Ag ET 210, 370 6
Econ 202

3

Eng Lit elective (250-251, 260-261, 270-271) 3
English or Communications Speaking or Writing Elective

3

Hum Lrng 311 3
Pl Sci 433

3

Pl Sci 363 or 365 3
Soil Sci Elective (UD)

3

Psych 110 3
Zool 325

3

Read 433 3
Agriculture/NRM Electives

18

Spec Ed 300 3
General Electives

10

Tchr Ed 211 1
    Tchr Ed 301, 302*, 303*, 401* 10

*Admission to Teacher Education required. Requirements for Recommendation for Licensure may be found on page 190.




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