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)

Total hours16
CSC 101 (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.) 0
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

Second semester (spring)

Total hours17
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 I
CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry
or CHM 107 Chemistry for the Citizen
or CHM 160 General Chemistry I

Third semester (fall)

Total hours17
AGS 101 Animal Science 4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
AGB 144 Agricultural Economics I 4
AGN 215 Soils 3

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours15
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

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours15
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

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours16
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

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours16
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

Eighth semester (spring)

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