Department of Agriculture

The Agriculture Department offers the Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Agriculture. Students majoring in Agriculture must choose a concentration in Agronomy or Animal Science. Majors may also elect the Agricultural Business Management option with any concentration or the Environmental Science option. Courses required of the agriculture major are chosen to achieve breadth of coverage of the agricultural and environmental sciences. The major is designed to prepare the graduate for careers in business, service, and agricultural production. Graduates are employed by government agencies such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Services Administration, in commercial banking institutions and with cooperative lenders such as Production Credit Associations or Federal Land Banks. Graduates may find employment as technical representatives for firms that manufacture and/or distribute seed, fertilizer, and agrichemicals. Nationwide, many graduates are employed in the agricultural industries which process and market food. Those with agriculture degrees will also find opportunities as managers of production agriculture firms or they may establish and own farms and ranches. The agriculture major includes many courses that satisfy requirements for entry into schools of veterinary medicine. The program also prepares graduates for entry into Masters degree programs in the agricultural, environmental and natural resource sciences.


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
MAJOR IN AGRICULTURE (400)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 44

II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (30 hours) 

AGRC 2423, AGRC 4572, AGRC 1124, AGRC 1214, AGRC 1334, AGRC 2124, ENSC 2004, ESCI 1135

B. Recommended Support Courses (18-21 hours)

CHEM 1364/1361, CHEM 1474/1471*, CHEM 3345 or CHEM 3314 and 3324, STAT 2013

*Required for CHEM 3113, CHEM 3334, CHEM 3314, CHEM 3324

C. Concentration and Options 

Majors must select from one of the following concentrations or options: 

Animal Science Concentration (14 hours)

Required Course (4 hours) - AGRC 1124

Electives (14 hours) - Choose 14 hours from the following: ANIM 3102, ANIM 3112, ANIM 3133, ANIM 3653, ANIM 4113, ANIM 4123, ANIM 4133, ANIM 4333, ANIM 4423, ANIM 4434, other courses approved by the Chair.

Agronomy Concentration (22 hours)

Required Courses (8 hours) - AGRC 1124 and AGRC 2124

Electives (14 hours) - Choose 14 hours from the following: AGRN 3213, AGRN 3312, AGRN 3434, AGRN 3513, AGRN 3683, AGRN 4123, AGRN 4223, AGRN 4234, AGRN 4673, other courses approved by the Chair.

Agriculture Business Management Option* (49-53 hours)

Animal Science or Agronomy Concentration Courses (18 or 22 hours)

Required Courses (22 hours) - AGRC 1334, AGRC 3303, AGRC 3413, ACCT 2013, BUS 3213, MGMT 3013, MKTG 3413 

Electives (9 hours) - Choose 9 hours from the following: FIN 3313, FIN 3603, FIN 3623, MKTG 3433, MKTG 3533, other courses approved by the Chair.

Environmental Science Option* (29 hours)

Required Courses (22 hours) - AGRC 1214, AGRC 2124, ENSC 2004, CHEM 1364/1361, CHEM 1474/1471

Electives (19 hours) - Choose 19 hours from the following: AGRN 3434, AGRN 3683, AGRN 4223, BIOL 2124, CHEM 3113, CHEM 3334, other courses approved by the Chair.

*No minor is required for either the Agriculture Business Management option or the Environmental Science option.

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS*

*Required for Animal Science or Agronomy concentration.

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V. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.