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 College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, 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

 
  Agricultural Economics 471

3

 
  Agricultural Engineering Technology 220

3

 
  Animal Science 220 or 240

3

 
  Animal Science 340 or 350

3

 
  Microbiology 251 or 310

4

 
       

Non-licensure Option OR

Professional Education Option

Course

Credit Hours

Course Credit Hours
Agricultural Economics 325

3

Agriculture 450 3
Agricultural Engineering Technology 350

3

Agricultural Education 310*, 404*, 405*, 470 15
Animal Science 360 or Plant Science 431

3

Agricultural Education 470 2
Chemistry 310

3

Agricultural Engineering Technology 210, 370 6
Economics 202

3

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

3

Human Learning 311 3
Plant Science 433

3

Plant Science 363 or 365 3
Soil Science Elective (UD)

3

Psychology 110 3
Zoology 325

3

Reading 433 3
Agriculture/Natural Resources Management Electives

18

Special Education 300 3
General Electives

10

Teacher Education 211 1
    Teacher Education 301, 302*, 303*, 401* 10

*Admission to Teacher Education required. See section on "Requirements for Recommendation for Licensure."



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