BS Four-Year Degree Plan

The agriculture track in the general agriculture degree may be completed in four years or eight semesters. However, the four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This plan is a recommended course schedule. Your schedule may vary depending on course availability and electives. A projected course offering list is provided on the course rotation page.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSC 101 (Course no longer offered. View course number changes.)
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
AGN 115 Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AGR 100 Food Security 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science OR BIO 121 General Biology 4
CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry OR CHM 107 Chemistry for the Citizen OR CHM 160 General Chemistry 5
Total hours17

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGS 101 Animal Science 4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the US to 1877 OR HST 122 Survey of the History of the US from 1877 3
AGB 144 Agricultural Economics I 4
AGN 215 Soils 3
Total hours17

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AGR 300 Food and Agricultural Chemistry 3
AGS 301 Physiology of Farm Animals 3
AGR 320 Writing in the Applied Sciences 3
AGN 335 Soil Conservation and Water Management 3
GEN ED Self-Understanding - Humanities 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGR 157 Principles of Agricultural Mechanization 3
AGB 314 Legal Aspects of Agriculture 3
AGP 303 Suburban Horticulture 3
AGB 334 Marketing Agricultural Products 3
GEN ED Creativity/Vision 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AGS 302 Reproductive Physiology 3
AGP 333 Landscape Design 3
AGP 370 Forage Crops for Animals and the Environment 3
GEN ED Culture and Society - Humanities 3
Agriculture elective (300 level or above) 4
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
AGS 316 Animal Breeding 3
AGB 344 Financing Agriculture 3
AGP 363 Landscape Plants 3
AGP 365 Grain Crops for Food, Feed and Energy 3
AGB 374 Agricultural Business Management 3
GEN ED or agriculture elective 1
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AGB 394 Agricultural Industry Study 1
AGB 494 Problems in Agricultural Business 1-3
GEN ED or agriculture electives 12
Total hours14-16